Orthodontics is one of those treatments that can be quite transformative. It can help improve the smile of individuals who suffer from crooked teeth, misaligned jaws and more. What’s more, orthodontics can even help you achieve a perfect smile—whatever your dental history may be. So if you’re looking to get your smile back on track and make sure it looks its best, read on for advice on how orthodontics can help.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental treatment that uses braces to correct misaligned teeth. The goal of orthodontics is to improve the appearance, function, and esthetics of your smile. Orthodontic treatment can change your life in many ways, most notably by reducing the likelihood of tooth loss and improving your oral health.
Orthodontic treatment typically lasts between two and four years, but can often be shortened if necessary. During orthodontic treatment, you will wear brackets and wires around your teeth to move them into their proper positions. Braces can be very uncomfortable at first, but they become less so with time and use. If you experience any discomfort or problems during orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to speak with your orthodontist about it.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment are numerous and far-reaching. By improving the alignment of your teeth, orthodontics can reduce the likelihood of tooth loss in both adults and children. Additionally, OrthoGap® restoration therapy using porcelain veneers can help improve the appearance of your smile by restoring lost tooth volume and creating a more even smile line from front to back. Finally, good oral hygiene habits alongside orthodontic care will help keep your teeth healthy throughout their lifetime.
Types of braces
Orthodontics can improve your smile by strapping on braces to correct misaligned teeth. There are three types of braces: fixed, adjustable, and removable. Fixed braces stay in place throughout the treatment process; adjustable braces can be tightened or loosened as needed; and removable braces can be removed at any time. Some people find that fixed braces are the best option because they require less maintenance and are more stable. Adjustable braces may be a better option for some people if they experience pain or discomfort when wearing them for an extended period of time. Removal of removable braces is usually done between 12 and 18 months after initial treatment, but individual results may vary.
How orthodontics can improve your smile
Orthodontics is an umbrella term that can encompass a wide range of dental procedures designed to improve the smile. Some common treatments include:
• Fixed or removable orthodontic braces: Orthodontic braces are brackets that are fixed to the teeth and move your teeth into their desired position. Many people find that they need to wear these brackets for an extended period of time, usually around two years. There are a variety of types of orthodontic braces, including:
– Traditional metal braces: These braces are made from heavy, durable material and are the most popular type. They’re often black or silver in color and require regular adjustment to ensure optimal fit.
– Self-ligating plastic braces: These braces use a elastic band to hold your teeth in place and allow them to move slightly up and down as you speak and eat. They typically last around three years, but may need to be replaced sooner if they start to loosen or come off.
– Retainer straps: If traditional metal or plastic braces aren’t suitable for you, you may be able to use retainer straps instead. These straps keep your teeth in their corrected position while you continue your treatment elsewhere.
• Invisalign: Invisalign is a revolutionary new type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners—a small piece of plastic—to guide your teeth into their correct positions without any wires or brackets. A series of aligners is
Howorthodontics can help you achieve a straight smile
There are many cosmetic dentists who offer orthodontic services. Orthodontics is the use of physical restraints and appliances to correct skeletal malformations that interfere with the normal function of teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment can help you achieve a straight smile, improve your bite alignment and improve your overall appearance.
In most cases, orthodontics will be recommended if you have:
-Difficulty opening your mouth completely or chewing food properly
-A crossbite or other tooth imbalance
-A protrusion or leaning of one jawbone (mandible) over another
-A tilted lower jaw (infantile lateral mandibular prognathism)
Orthodontic treatment costs
Orthodontic treatment can be a long and expensive process, but it can improve your smile greatly. Many people choose orthodontic treatment to fix crooked teeth and help create a better smile. Orthodontics can also correct issues with alignment of the teeth, which can reduce the chance of future dental problems. The cost of orthodontic treatment varies based on the type of treatment needed and how extensive it is. However, most treatments typically range from $2,000 to $6,000 per hour.
Orthodontic care tips
Orthodontics can improve your smile in a variety of ways. Here are some tips for improving your orthodontic care:
1. Regular check-ups are essential to maintaining optimal orthodontic treatment.
2. Keep up with the latest advances in orthodontics by reading orthodontic journals and magazines.
3. Make use of removable appliances, such as braces, retainers, or headgear, to achieve the best results.
4. Avoid excessive biting or chewing on objects or foods while wearing braces and retainers, as this can cause wear and tear on the teeth and jawbone.
5. Hydrate regularly throughout the day to keep the teeth healthy and resist tooth decay.
Orthodontics can help improve your smile by correcting any issues that may have caused crooked teeth and/or an overcrowded mouth. By aligning your teeth into their proper positions, orthodontists can help give you a straighter smile that will look great on paper and in person. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of orthodontics and whether it might be right for you, schedule an appointment with one of our team members today!