Orthodontic dentistry specializes in correcting the alignment and positioning of teeth. The treatment provided by an orthodontist is tailored to address specific dental issues.
The following are common problems that orthodontists can treat:
1. Crossbite: When the upper and lower teeth do not align properly, causing some of the upper teeth to sit inside the lower teeth.
2. Spaces between teeth: Gaps or spaces between teeth, which can be due to various factors such as tooth size discrepancies or missing teeth.
3. Deep bite or open bite: A deep bite occurs when the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth, while an open bite is when there is no overlap between the upper and lower front teeth.
4. Crooked or crowded teeth: Teeth that are misaligned, rotated, or crowded, which can affect the overall appearance and functionality of the smile.
5. Orthodontic relapse: When teeth shift back to their original position after orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists can help address relapse and prevent further movement.
6. Impacted canine: A condition where the canine teeth do not erupt properly into the dental arch. To determine if you require orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to get in touch with us to book a consultation. Our orthodontists will assess your specific needs and develop a customized treatment plan. Start your journey towards a confident smile by scheduling an appointment with us today.
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Dental braces or orthodontic treatments are procedures designed to straighten teeth and correct bite issues, resulting in improved dental aesthetics and overall oral health. These treatments are suitable for individuals of all ages, including children, teenagers, and adults. The growing popularity of braces can be attributed to their effectiveness in achieving desired results and enhancing self-confidence.There are different types of orthodontic treatment options available, including:
1. Traditional Metal Braces
2. Ceramic Braces
3. Clear Transparent Aligners like Invisalign
To determine if dental braces are suitable for your specific needs, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a consultation.
Aligners / Invisalign and other brands:
If you desire a beautiful smile but prefer not to wear visible braces, we provide discreet and virtually invisible orthodontic treatment options. With our clear, transparent orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. These fast and effective alternatives ensure that your orthodontic treatment doesn’t impact your lifestyle while still achieving the desired results of a straighter smile.
What is Invisalign® Treatment?
Invisalign® treatment involves the utilization of a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually and discreetly straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, there are no
brackets or wires involved, providing a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing experience. With Invisalign, you can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment without
the restrictions associated with metal braces.
What are Invisalign® clear aligners made of, and what do they look like?
Invisalign® clear aligners are crafted from a specially designed thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. This patented flexible plastic material is used exclusively for Invisalign® treatment, providing the ideal balance of comfort and effectiveness in the straightening process.
How will Invisalign® treatment straighten my teeth?
Your Invisalign® Doctor will work closely with you to develop a personalized, digital treatment plan that outlines the precise movements your teeth will undergo. This comprehensive plan takes into account your specific dental needs and goals. Based on this plan, custom Invisalign® clear aligners will be created to apply the appropriate amount of gentle force to the specific areas at the designated times. Throughout your treatment journey, your Invisalign® Doctor will closely monitor your progress and ensure that the aligners fit properly, providing guidance and support every step of the way.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to be virtually invisible, making them discreet and unnoticeable to others. You can confidently wear them without drawing attention. The aligners are easily removable, allowing you to take them out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, or for special occasions. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not have any metal brackets or wires that could potentially cause irritation or discomfort to your mouth, and they are less prone to breakage.
What is the treatment process?
To initiate Invisalign® Treatment, you will have an initial consultation with one of our Invisalign®-trained Doctors. During this consultation, the Invisalign® Doctor will carefully assess your smile and oral condition. They will then create a precise and personalized digital treatment plan that outlines the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Once you are satisfied with your treatment plan, your custom aligners will be fabricated. You will be required to wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your Invisalign® Doctor, you will progress to a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually guide your teeth into their desired positions, in accordance with your treatment plan, ultimately leading to the achievement of your beautiful new smile.
What should I expect during my consultation?
In your consultation with an Invisalign® Doctor, they will take the time to understandyour goals for teeth straightening and conduct a thorough examination of your smile to
assess your specific needs. During this consultation, your Invisalign® Doctor may discuss the estimated timeline for achieving your desired smile as well as the
associated cost of your individual treatment plan. To ensure the best possible outcomes and minimize any potential risks, your Invisalign®
Doctor is likely to recommend scheduling a dental check-up and cleaning before starting your Invisalign treatment. This step is important to ensure that your teeth and gums are
in optimal health, providing a solid foundation for the orthodontic treatment to proceed smoothly. By addressing any existing oral health issues beforehand, you can enhance
the success and overall effectiveness of your Invisalign journey.
How long will treatment take?
The duration of your Invisalign® treatment is determined by various factors, includingthe complexity of your case and your compliance with wearing the aligners as instructed. Your Invisalign® Doctor will evaluate your specific needs and provide an accurate estimate of how long your treatment is expected to take. On average, Invisalign® treatment typically ranges from 12 to 18 months. However, it’s important to note that you may start noticing visible results in a matter of weeks. The actual treatment timeline will depend on your individual circumstances and the progress of your teeth alignment throughout the course of the treatment. By diligently wearing your aligners as prescribed by your Invisalign® Doctor, you can optimize the treatment process and achieve your desired smile transformation within the projected timeframe.
How often will I change my Invisalign® aligners?
The frequency of changing to new Invisalign® aligners will be determined by your Invisalign® Doctor, based on your personalized treatment plan. Typically, many Invisalign® Doctors recommend changing to a new set of Invisalign clear aligners on a weekly or every other week basis. This schedule ensures a gradual progression of tooth movement in alignment with your treatment goals. Your Invisalign® Doctor will provide specific instructions regarding when and how often to switch to new aligners to ensure the effectiveness and success of your treatment.
How many hours per day should I wear my Invisalign® aligners?
To achieve optimal results, it is recommended to wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, removing them only for essential activities such as eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How often will I have appointments with my Invisalign® Doctor?
During your Invisalign® treatment, your Invisalign® Doctor will schedule regular appointments at intervals of approximately four to six weeks. These appointments serve the purpose of monitoring the progress of your Invisalign treatment and ensuring that it is proceeding according to the planned treatment goals.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
Similar to other forms of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign treatment is determined by the complexity of your dental correction and the specific treatment plan recommended for you.
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign® Treatment fix
Invisalign® clear aligners are capable of treating a wide range of teeth-straightening issues, ranging from simple to complex cases. Whether you require minor adjustments or more extensive orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® can be an effective solution. It is worth noting that individuals who have previously worn braces and experienced teeth shifting can opt for Invisalign® treatment to discreetly enhance their smile once again.
Is Invisalign® Treatment painful?
During Invisalign® Treatment, your teeth are gradually shifted into their desired positions through the application of gentle and continuous force. It is common for some individuals to experience temporary discomfort for the initial few days when they start wearing a new set of aligners. This discomfort is often described as a feeling of “pressure” and is completely normal. It is actually an indication that your Invisalign® clear aligners are actively working to transform your smile.
Sometimes when I remove my aligners, my teeth feel loose. Is that common?
As your teeth are gradually shifted into their correct positions by your Invisalign® aligners, your gums will also adapt and re-form around each tooth during the process. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the changes happening to your gums, it is important to communicate them to your Invisalign® Doctor.