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We’ve found that no matter what age, people benefit from orthodontic procedures to help periodontal problems, headaches, TMJ pain, or sore neck muscles caused by alignment issues. Your teeth alignment not only impacts your physical wellbeing but can also affect the appearance of your face as you get older. That’s why we work closely with you to ensure you not only have a great smile but a balanced facial structure.
So, you might be thinking, “Do I need an orthodontic procedure or service?” Well, if you’re unhappy with your teeth alignment or would simply like more information, keep reading to see how our orthodontic services might help you.
Metal and Ceramic Braces
Metal and ceramic braces are what most people associate with orthodontics. They are the standard approach to straightening teeth and bite correction. Metal and ceramic braces typically stay on for 12–24 months, and require monthly check-ups for adjustments and progress tracking.
The four basic parts of braces:
1. Brackets that attach to each tooth
2. Bonding material used to attach brackets to teeth
3. Metal archwire that connects each bracket
4. Ligature elastics that connect the brackets to the wire
When the archwire connects to each bracket, it puts pressure on your teeth and the membrane holding the root of your tooth will slowly move. We make sure each tooth moves into the right position.
Ceramic braces are often used as an alternative to metal braces because they have clear brackets, which are not as noticeable as the silver, metal brackets.
Clear aligners are a great option for people who want a discreet way of straightening their teeth. They’re removable, thin, transparent plastic aligners that fit over your teeth, gently pushing them into position throughout several phases. Each phase comes with a new aligner that’s slightly straighter than the previous tray.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect also shift your teeth without causing the irritation you might experience from brackets and wires. You’ll also take the tray aligners out before you eat, and brush them just as you’d brush your teeth.
At Southtowns Dental, you’ll receive a new tray of aligners in office when it’s time to progress. Visits are usually every 6 to 8 weeks.
Fast orthodontics are a great option for adults. They’re tooth-colored brackets and wires that can correct crowded teeth in 4 to 9 months. The specifics are dependent on the person, so contact us today if you’re interested in a quick smile correction.
Southtowns Dental is a three-generation, family-oriented practice. With more than 30 years of experience, we’ve seen thousands of patients, and we offer all the benefits of a large dental office, with a family feel included. Because we have five dentists at one location, we have the unique ability to perform all types of modern dentistry under one roof, at the highest level of care.
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