Traditional braces consist of brackets that are attached to the teeth and cables that are threaded through the slots in the brackets. Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in that they adhere to the teeth and work to correct misalignment. To place a lingual brace, the orthodontist will place the brackets on the back of the teeth so that they are hidden from view. The advantage of this system is that you can still achieve the same straight smile, but without having to feel self-conscious about wearing a brace.
In addition to this, lingual braces have much less impact on speech, since they do not interfere with the movement of the lips. Invisalign is a highly effective method for straightening your teeth and correcting your smile without using braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, use a clear plastic alignment tray on your teeth as a retainer. These trays are changed every two weeks to adapt to the changing shape of the teeth and can be removed for eating and cleaned throughout the day.
The biggest advantage of choosing Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will know you're wearing them. This means there's no need to deal with trust issues while you're in treatment, because you'll look exactly the same, only your smile will get straighter over time. There are several different types of removable appliances, and the most appropriate one for you will depend on the treatment you have received and the problems that remain to be resolved. Banded or attached retainers can be glued to the back of the teeth to maintain the correct placement of one or more teeth, or a clear retainer can be used overnight.
Orthodontic elastics are a special type of elastic bands that are used together with braces to help correct jaw problems or tooth alignment. These bands can pull the jaw forward or backward to improve the bite and speed up the process of aligning the teeth. Bellevue orthodontics uses cutting-edge technology to offer a personalized orthodontic experience. Your orthodontist will tighten or loosen the cables over time as your teeth move over the course of a few months or years, depending on your situation.
This is because if orthodontics is implemented early while the teeth and jaw bone are still developing, orthodontic treatment will be easier and less severe. The ADA and orthodontic professionals strongly discourage the use of these types of treatments, which are not controlled and can cause lifelong damage to the mouth. Early prevention and intervention make orthodontic work in adolescence much more comfortable and successful. Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help to correct certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between teeth.
It's beneficial to have your child examined by an orthodontist while they still have a few baby teeth. At Dental Associates, you'll enjoy the advantage of having your child's orthodontist right next to the pediatric dentist; your child will receive the most coordinated pediatric dentistry and orthodontic care, all in the same clinic. The type of orthodontic treatment you'll receive depends on your treatment needs and what your orthodontist recommends. Laster at Laster Orthodontics is here for you and is happy to discuss what treatment options might work best for you.
Clenched teeth, jaw problems, or crossbites aren't a permanent condition, and orthodontic treatment can help you live the life you've dreamed of. While millions of children and adults choose to start orthodontic treatment each year, there are many different types of orthodontic treatments to choose from. This is because they require a different set of orthodontic skills that few orthodontists take the time to perfect. To maintain the correct bite and prevent your teeth from returning to their original place, your orthodontist will prescribe a retainer for you to use at certain times.