Orthodontic problems like malocclusion, crowding, and bite problems affect your appearance and dental health as well. These dental problems make it hard for you to clean your teeth properly, which can damage your overall dental health. That is why you need orthodontic treatment to help correct these problems.
This is the process of straightening or moving your teeth to improve their appearance and function. It also improves your overall oral health by making it easy for you to clean your teeth properly.
Furthermore, it supports your dental structure and joint health by spreading the bite pressure over all the teeth. These and many other benefits are why you should go for orthodontics if you have bite problems.
Orthodontic treatment uses devices like braces and aligners to reposition your teeth.
Although most people assume brace treatment to be for children, adults can benefit too. Orthodontic treatment is most successful if it is started early (at age 12, before the jaw attain maturity), but you can still reposition your teeth as an adult too. Braces reposition your teeth to improve appearance and function.
Speak to our dentist in Sarasota about the scope of improving your smile using braces and other orthodontic devices.
Several orthodontic treatments are available that can help correct your teeth.
The braces are mostly used in children because once fixed they stay in place. This minimizes the chances of the child losing them. However, it requires high standards of hygiene to keep the food particles from sticking to the teeth.
Invisible braces are ideal for adults who have moderate malocclusion and bite problems.
Orthodontic treatment is mostly done in two phases; phase one is for examination and treatment while the second phase is for maintenance.
The dentist will then take you through the different orthodontic devices we have and choose a suitable one based on the severity of your malocclusion.
Invisalign is a bit different, the dentist will give you a set of aligners that are to be worn for 14 days each set. These aligners gradually reposition the teeth and that is why you need multiple sets. Similar to the traditional braces, you’ll need to visit the dentist regularly for assessment.
Visit Strickland Family Dentistry for more information about orthodontic treatment.