A Straighter Smile Begins Here
Orthodontics is the dental science of straightening crooked or misaligned teeth to create beautiful smiles! In traditional braces, brackets are placed onto your teeth and wires move them to the desired position. A modern technique called Invisalign® uses “invisible aligners” to create tooth movement. The average treatment time is about 18 months depending on your condition and age. The best time to start treatment is after all the adult teeth have come into the mouth, at about age 11 to 13.
An orthodontic consultation will be requested on all children and adults desiring braces or Invisalign®. The orthodontist will assist you in determining the readiness, need and feasibility to have orthodontic treatment.
Is Orthodontics Just a Matter of Appearance?
As you may be aware, orthodontics is a dental process that re-aligns your teeth so that they are straight. Typically, some teeth are removed if they are overcrowded, and then braces and retainers are used to gently pull teeth into a straight alignment. While this is often considered a cosmetic procedure, many people choose to have orthodontics consultations so that they can avoid uneven tooth wear and other bite disorders that occur when teeth are not aligned properly.
Even though braces have been used in various cultures for over 2000 years, modern forms were not refined until 1901 by Dr. Edward Angle. Aside from creating braces, he also created a classification of dental misalignments in order to make it easier to create a uniform treatment plan for orthodontics consultations.
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The Main Advantages of Getting Invisaling
- They are more esthetic, which is one of the main reasons why many people choose Invisalign over other orthodontic methods. In this case, the advantage is clear compared to traditional metal brackets.
- They are more comfortable, in this aspect, Invisalign clear braces have clear advantages over other alternatives. While any type of bracket – whether metal, sapphire, or lingual – causes some discomfort to the wearer in the form of wounds or sores on the tongue, cheeks, or lip, Invisalign is oblivious to this.
- They are removable, although they have many other virtues, the fact that they are removable is, without a doubt, the most differentiating element that makes Invisalign different from other orthodontic systems.
- They are more hygienic; on this point, Invisalign is still ahead of its competitors. As it is removable, it can be taken off to eat, drink and brush your teeth. Also, it can be cleaned with soap and water.
If you have ever witnessed or experienced the horror that children with buck teeth or other problems go through, then you can well understand why orthodontics is so important. In fact, even if your teeth are only slightly misaligned, you may still be suffering from a wide range of problems. This includes gum erosion and other issues caused by being unable to floss or brush properly.
When it comes to the long term dental health of your children, few procedures are as important as orthodontics if you children’s teeth are not properly aligned. That said, if you choose a dentist that does not understand all the complex changes that occur during those years, your child may still wind up with a number of problems. That said, no matter whether you are talking about adults or children, anyone that has crooked teeth will always benefit from orthodontics services. At the very least, when you make use of orthodontics, you will be able to enjoy good dental health that comes with proper hygiene, as well as having an attractive smile that will give you a better social standing.