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With the use of orthodontics, misaligned teeth can be corrected with the use of traditional or aesthetic braces. Crooked teeth can face many difficulties in an individual’s life. When teeth don’t fit together as they’re meant to, it will be more difficult to keep them clean. They are also at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Braces can tend to many other issues, not all of which relate to crooked teeth. All of these issues can be treated with the use of orthodontics. Since we provide all-encompassing care, you can visit our dentistry for all your orthodontic needs.
How Orthodontic Services Align Your Teeth
Orthodontics play a variety of roles when it comes to straightening your smile and keeping your mouth healthy. With the use of braces and metal wires, the teeth are moved into their desirable location while the jaw muscles are retrained. Braces are also able to positively impact the growth of the jaw. When it comes to deciding on your braces, you’ve got options! Aesthetic braces are more discreet while metallic braces are the more traditional option.
This option is more discreet than traditional braces since they make use of translucent ceramic brackets that aren’t as visible as the traditional metallic brackets. This also allows the patient to have a more hygenic smile. Food particles will have a lower chance of getting stuck in the braces at all. Since the materials used for aesthetic braces are specifically designed to blend with the color of your teeth, they are more discreet. This is an excellent option for individuals who want the benefits that come from braces without having to show any evidence of the metallic brackets and wires.
The most commonly used option, metallic braces give patients the ability to customize the color of the rubber bands in order to be as original as possible. Gold braces are also available. This option is exactly the same as the metallic option except that the braces themselves are coated in gold.
Braces can be used to prevent future oral issues before they even occur. Known as preventative orthodontics, these dental services intended to prevent the development of a malocclusion by maintaining the integrity of an otherwise normally developing dentition. Typical services include dental restorations, temporary prostheses (space maintainers) to replace prematurely lost deciduous teeth, and removal of deciduous teeth that fail to shed normally to allow the permanent successors to erupt satisfactorily.
An extension of preventive orthodontics that may include minor local tooth movement in an otherwise normally developing dentition is interceptive orthodontic treatment. This is most commonly seen among preteens and teenagers whose mouths are still developing. Interceptive orthodontics can treat a variety of issues such as overcrowded teeth, uneven jaw development, and crossbite issues. When it comes to the interceptive option, patients will be able to embark on a much more positive path towards straight and healthy teeth.
The phase of orthodontics concerned with the correction of malocclusion with proper appliances and prevention of its sequelae. Children, adolescents, and adults alike can all benefit from corrective orthodontics.
Traditional orthodontic treatments tend to take anywhere from one to four years to achieve their end goal. Accelerated osteogenesis is a form of corrective orthodontics which take a third of the time for total treatment. Results will be complete anywhere from four to eight months, as oppose to a handful of years. Accelerated osteogenesis makes use of a combination of surgery and orthodontics in order to yield positive results as quickly as possible.
Orthognathic surgery is performed by our oral surgeons in order to correct skeletal mismatches. The name of this surgery literally means “the correction or straightening of the jaw.” Orthognathic surgery is an excellent option for patients whose jaws are:
- too large
- too small
- too far forward
- too far back in relation to the rest of the skull
Issues with the jaw can lead to dentofacial deformities, such as open bite or a protruding lower jaw. There are many common conditions that may indicate the need for orthognathic surgery. Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing food may be the most obvious sign. Chronic jaw pain and excessive wear on the teeth are other signs. More physically visible signs of jaw issues include an unbalanced facial appearance, a protruding jaw, or a receding lower jaw or chin. Orthognathic surgery can correct many common jaw issues.
Smile Straighter with Nucleo Dental
Braces can treat much more than just crooked smiles. If you’re ready to live life to the fullest, get started by visiting Nucleo Dental. We offer excellent orthodontic services all under one roof. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics.