Dental Tips: How Can Orthodontic Fix Crooked Teeth?
When many people think about ‘fixing’ their smiles, they focus on whitening, implants, or porcelain veneers. This approach focuses on the external appearance of the teeth.
But when it comes time to fix a smile, it is crucial that the smile be straight before anything else is done. If you don’t straighten crooked teeth, it’s like painting a house that is on a bad foundation.
This is why orthodontics Hoppers Crossing, the dental practice focusing on the bite and tooth alignment, should be an important consideration in your smile improvement plan.
The first step, of course, is to visit us at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants for a comprehensive evaluation.
We are knowledgable in fixing the bite as well as the growth and development of the bite, which means that we can fix the dental ‘foundation’ for patients of all ages!
How Orthodontics can help
Technically, the goal of orthodontics is to correct a “bad” bite. This is known as a malocclusion and means teeth that are crooked or crowded.
And orthodontics is great at creating a beautiful, aligned smile, but even more critical, orthodontics is an investment in a healthy mouth.
Crooked or crowded teeth are bad for oral hygiene, making cleaning the mouth and teeth more complicated, which can lead to periodontal disease, decay, cavities, and even tooth loss.
So, if you have a “bad bite” you should look into getting it corrected through orthodontic treatment. But what is orthodontic treatment? What are the conditions it helps, and how does it do so?
Here is a quick list of specific conditions that orthodontics can help address:
- A bad bite or malocclusion
- Missing or extra teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned jaw position
- Disorders of the jaw joint
Orthodontic treatment at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants
Our braces are:
- Conventional braces (metal brackets)
- Cosmetic braces (ceramic or white brackets)
- Invisalign® (Invisible braces)
Each of these approaches has its pros and cons, conditions it works best on, individual time frames, and different pricing.
These are the metal wires and brackets that most people think of when they hear the word “braces”.
Traditional braces are particularly effective at treating extreme overcrowding compared to the other two options, and they are generally less expensive.
They also give your dentist much more control over the process, which allows your dentist to move the teeth in small, controlled movements.
The main downside to traditional braces is the metal mouth appearance we mentioned earlier.
However, today’s braces are more visually appealing than they used to be, lighter, and they come with a range of colour options for both elastics and brackets – you can make your braces a fashion statement!
Wearing conventional braces also means that you don’t have to worry about ever losing your aligners or forgetting to put them back in your mouth after you have taken them out.
Cosmetic braces (Ceramic or White Brackets) are a fixed brace with concealed brackets and wires. They are designed to move your front 2, 4, or 8 teeth.
These are the most cosmetically important teeth because they show the most in your smile. Cosmetic braces can straighten widely spaced or protruding teeth, mild or moderately overcrowded teeth, and crooked teeth.
These are perfect braces for adults who don’t want their braces seen, and in the cases they work, they work very quickly; usually between four and nine months. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces.
Invisalign® braces are the ultimate in orthodontic stealth technology! They are practically invisible and hygienic, using an innovative strategy to straighten your teeth.
They shift teeth into proper position gradually and gently – without the unsightly brackets and wires that come with conventional dental braces.
Invisalign® uses SMARTForce Technology to design a series of custom-made removable aligners constructed for your teeth alone.
With Invisalign®, aesthetic improvements go hand in hand with significant health advantages, including reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Because Invisalign® is removable, brushing, flossing, speaking, playing sports, and playing some instruments become much easier. You can also take them out to eat foods that might be dangerous to other brace systems.
If you have a crooked smile, visit us at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants. In consultation, we’ll come up with just the right orthodontic approach for you.
Smiles at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants!
At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we believe everyone deserves high-quality dentistry, and we are here to help you achieve this.
Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is a multi-surgery practice serving the oral health needs of the community. At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, our focus is on providing patients with exceptional General, Orthodontic, and Implant dentistry.
We have a particular interest in implants, orthodontics, and smile rejuvenation via veneers, crowns, and bridges while also dealing with unexpected dental emergencies we all dread.
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