Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics, a division of dentistry that offers procedures to fix dental problems such as overcrowding, has come a long way in terms of how teeth should be treated. If you have uneven teeth or a misaligned bite, be it an underbite or an overbite, many treatments may help you straighten your teeth, such as traditional braces with brackets and less visible alternatives like lingual braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Many general dentists do simple alignment and orthodontics, but orthodontic dentists specialize in the treatment of dental abnormalities.

There are several instances in which you would like or be told to get orthodontic care. Some of the more popular causes are overcrowded or uneven teeth or not enough or too much room between the teeth or upper front teeth to stand out, which is considered an overjet. It can also depend upon the position of your teeth when the jaw rests like lower teeth that bite too far behind your upper teeth called an ‘overbite,’ upper front teeth that bite behind your lower ones called an ‘underbite,’ as well as the appearance of your smile.

Traditional Braces and Invisalign

Traditional braces from Dental Associates Braces can correct crooked and crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and jaw problems. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces

Night Guards or Bruxism Appliances

This type of appliance helps prevent damage to teeth caused by grinding and clenching while sleeping. Night guards are made from a durable plastic which covers the occlusal surface of the teeth. It acts like a cushion to absorb stress to the teeth caused by grinding, this can cause damage to the teeth and jaw pain over time.

Sports Guards

These types of mouth guards create a cushion around the hard and soft tissue to help reduce serious injury to the mouth. It is highly recommended for patients who are actively involved in sports.

Dental braces are a way to straighten or shift the teeth, changing how they appear and function. Braces will also help to look after the long-term well-being of your teeth and gums and make chewing more enjoyable while distributing the biting pressure over all of your teeth. Braces operate by placing the teeth under strain. Applying constant pressure over some time gradually pushes the teeth in a particular position or course. As the pressure becomes effective, the bone in the jaw changes shape to allow the teeth and their roots to move in a suitable place.

If the braces are the answer for you, the dentist or orthodontic specialist should administer a unique device that adheres to your needs. Braces can consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. Not one strategy or method is effective for everyone.

Braces utilize wire-connected attachments that allow teeth to shift. Aligners are a series of custom-made, tight-fitting mouthpieces that slip over the teeth. Invisalign is a simple aligner device that is an option that can be used instead of conventional orthodontic braces. They tend to be comfortable, more discreet, and convenient for you to remove when eating, brushing and flossing your teeth, and for dental visits.

Clear orthodontic aligners are typically used in patients with mild or moderately crowded teeth or minor spacing problems. The traditional braces are more appropriate for patients with severe crowding or spacing problems or extreme underbites, overbites, or crossbites. Since the invisible aligners are custom-built with a close match, they’re ideal both for adults or teenagers. Straightening the teeth of an infant is more complicated than that. Young people and their mouths are always growing and developing; this is something the doctor must consider before setting up the treatment.

Getting orthodontic treatment and to choose the suitable one for yourself is a big decision that requires dedication, money, and time and is best when done with the help and advice of professionals.