There are many different types of orthodontic treatment, depending on the exact problem with your teeth or jaw.
Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance and the way teeth bite together but also makes them easier to clean.
There is no specific correct age for this treatment. Both the Children and adults can undergo orthodontic treatment.
Crooked teeth can be a real problem, no matter how old you are or what condition your mouth is in. The biggest blow is to self-esteem, because misaligned and unusually placed teeth are considered to be inferior. Even if one having a great oral hygiene, doesn’t stop people from making negative judgements about crooked gnashers.
As soon as the permanent teeth have begun to emerge, their growth and formation can be tracked, in order to make sure that they are completely healthy. If crooked teeth are found, childhood is the perfect time for corrective measures to be put in place.
Dental braces are most commonly associated with teenagers, simply because this is when most people first notice their crooked teeth.
You can use braces to correct misaligned teeth at any age, just so long as your teeth and gums are reasonably strong.
Dental braces are not suitable for patients with weakened gums or poor dental health.
determining whether your teeth are straight, we will check to see if your bite is healthy. The ‘bite’ is what happens when you close your two rows of teeth and then open them up again. When you do this, the rows should meet, but not grind or exhibit too much abrasion. Similarly, there should be no big gaps anywhere along the line where the two rows of teeth meet.
Teenagers and adults love Invisalign® because it straightens teeth without anyone noticing that you are correcting your smile.
As an Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Bazzi straightens teeth using a series of aligners. First, an impression of your teeth is taken so that a series of aligners can be created in a dental lab. The aligners themselves are made out of a thermoplastic material that is strong and at the same time flexible in order to be comfortable when worn for long periods of time. The material is virtually invisible.
The aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day and every two weeks, they need to be switched out with the next one in the series. Over a period of months, the aligners will slowly move teeth into place, making one minor adjustment at a time that is targeted to specific teeth. This helps your teeth to be comfortable as they are moved into position at a manageable pace. Once you are done wearing your aligners, your teeth should be perfectly straight.
Patients may prefer wearing Invisalign® because of how convenient it is in comparison to wearing traditional braces.
The aligners are clear so no one can tell you are straightening your teeth.
They are only worn for 22 hours a day so you can take them out to eat dinner, go on a date, or make an important presentation at work.
You can brush and floss your teeth like normal, and no additional tools are required.
There is less of a risk that your teeth will become stained as compared with wearing metal braces that can be difficult to clean.
The procedure is more comfortable than metal braces since the aligners move teeth into place slowly and only focus on a few teeth at a time.
Aligners are easy to take care of, and you only use the same aligner for a couple of weeks.
patients need to remove their aligner and rinse it with warm water on a daily basis. Also may need to brush them with a soft toothbrush.
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