Types of Orthodontic Treatment
There are different types of orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite
Braces move the teeth by applying pressure. The braces consists of small brackets cemmented to the teeth, connected by wire and rubber bands. The wire is regularly tightened by the orthodontist to gradually shift the teeth and jaw. The brackets could be metal or clear ceramic (tooth colored). Brackets can also be placed on the back of the teeth to make them less visible ( Incognito™ Braces)
Metal braces are made of sturdy stainless steel. In the type of metal braces we use, the brackets are smaller and easy to clean.
Ceramic Braces (Clear)
Ceramic braces are made of ceramic material. The brackets are translucent and blends with the natural tooth color.
They are strong and resist stain and discoloration throughout the treatment
Hidden Braces (Incognito™)
Hidden braces are not visible from outside, the metal brackets are placed on the backs of the teeth.
In some complex cases, the upper or lower jaw sticks out causing uneven bite. Surgery may be needed to align the upper and lower jaws.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.
If you recognize any of these signs in your child or yourself, Contact Us.
Early or late loss of baby teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Sucking the thumb or fingers
Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
Upper and lower teeth do not mesh well
Grinding or clenching of teeth
Inability to comfortably close lips
Large gap between teeth
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.