A Big Bright Smile You Always Wanted
Orthodontics is a field in a dentistry that treats teeth and jaws that have been positioned improperly. It will become very difficult to maintain a good dental hygiene and potentially the loss of tooth when they are cracked or broken. A tooth decay and periodontal diseases, can cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain.
Braces are oral devices for the mouth, meant to align and straighten crooked teeth. They are required of patients that suffer from an overbite, out of place teeth, or incorrect jaw positions. Put in place by an orthodontist, dental braces work by applying pressure to the troubled teeth with an archwire. This main wire holds smaller brackets that are placed and glued onto each tooth
Clear braces are normally used when a patient has no significant bite problems. They can be used to help close spaces between teeth or adjust teeth when they are crooked or slightly out of place. Clear braces are also known as aligners. These aligners are a series of clear, plastic trays that can be removed whenever needed.
Braces are a big commitment and for many the main issue is that braces can be unsightly and unattractive. There are some solutions however and invisible lingual braces may be one for you. Lingual braces are traditional metal braces that have been mounted or applied to the backside, or lingual side of the teeth.
Invisalign is a modern process that straightens your teeth without brackets or wires. It uses a smooth invisible plastic, making them comfortable to wear every day. Based on your Orthodontists’ recommendations, you will wear the aligners to shape your teeth into a beautifully welcomed smile. Because there are no wires or rubber bands, you can just slide them in and go about your day.
Invisalign Teen is a series of clear retainer like trays that are molded to your teen’s mouth and designed to deliver minute corrections each month over a series of months until teeth are aligned perfectly. Just like having traditional braces tightened and loosened, having a new retainer made helps to deliver small adjustments to the teeth so that you can have a perfect smile.
Any child or adult who has had the privilege of orthodontic braces knows that retainers are the final and continuing phase of achieving a beautiful smile. The braces did the manual labor and landscaping of your perfect alignment and bite. The retainer maintains its perfection by not allowing any imperfections to return by subtle dental shifting.
- Open bite
Space & Aligning
- Misplaced Midline
- Misaligned Teeth