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Use Cases for Metal and Ceramic Braces
The four basic parts of braces:
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.
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What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws for improved oral health and aesthetics.
Why should I consider orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can address various issues such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and gaps between teeth. It can improve your smile, bite function, and overall oral health.
What age is appropriate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age. However, it is commonly recommended during adolescence when the teeth and jaws are still developing. Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the type of orthodontic appliance used. Treatment can range from several months to a few years.
Are braces the only option for orthodontic treatment?
No, braces are a common orthodontic appliance, but there are other options available. These include clear aligners (such as Invisalign), lingual braces (braces attached to the back of the teeth), and removable appliances.
Will orthodontic treatment be painful?
It is normal to experience some discomfort or soreness when braces or other appliances are first placed or adjusted. However, the discomfort is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
How often do I need to visit the orthodontist during treatment?
Orthodontic appointments are typically scheduled every 4 to 8 weeks to monitor progress, make adjustments, and ensure the treatment is on track.
Will I need to wear retainers after orthodontic treatment?
Yes, retainers are an essential part of orthodontic treatment. They help maintain the position of your teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original positions. Retainers are usually worn full-time initially and then gradually reduced to nighttime-only wear.
Can orthodontic treatment be done if I have missing teeth?
Yes, orthodontic treatment can be done even if you have missing teeth. The treatment plan may involve closing gaps or making space for future tooth replacement options, such as dental implants or bridges.
Will orthodontic treatment affect my lifestyle?
While there may be some adjustments during orthodontic treatment, such as avoiding certain foods that can damage braces, overall, it should not significantly impact your lifestyle. Modern orthodontic options, like clear aligners, offer greater flexibility and convenience.
Everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and at Southtowns Dental, we do everything we can to make that happen. We’ve helped people with facial structure issues, such as jaw misalignment, as well as those who simply want to change their smiles for cosmetic purposes – such as gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, or crowded teeth. Our staff has worked with people of all ages, from teens looking for metal braces, to adults who want a more modern solution.
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