Orthodontic treatment (braces) and clear aligner is used to set mal aligned teeth and bite problems. Orthodontic treatment can be considered as restorative and cosmetic because it results into functional and beautiful smiles. The treatment will be given depending on the problem of your teeth.
It is generally recommended to begin treatment early. So it is commonly used for young people. Adults make up nearly a third of all orthodontic patients even though orthodontics can be used to treat people of any age. This procedure can maximize your teeth’s performance making oral hygiene easier to maintain to give beautiful well-aligned smiles. It can also change the facial appearance such as the jaw, neck and lips.
Orthodontists is responsible to evaluate a patient’s bite using several methods such as oral, facial, and functional examinations, intraoral and facial photographs, panoramic and cephalometric x-rays, and impressions of the teeth and bite for models. Orthodontists usually complete an extra two or three years of education in addition to their dental school requirements.
On the first visit, the orthodontist studies the results and uses it to develop individualized treatment plans. On the second visit, the orthodontist provides an estimate of the amount of time the treatment will take. The treatment duration depends on the patient’s age and the extensiveness of the procedure. On average, standard treatment is about two years. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment, patients should follow the plan closely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is a very common and is available for any patient struggling with orthodontic problems regardless of age. If you are living with an underbite, overbite, spacing, crowding, and more then you will be a great candidate for orthodontic treatment.
How long will I be under orthodontic treatment?
Depending on the severity of the current state of your teeth it can vary. Many factors can affect the time frame, however on average most patients typically wear braces for about a year or two.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Patients can expect mild discomfort during the procedure. Our dentists at Dreamworks Dental & Orthodontics will be sure to advise you on every step.
Will this treatment be uncomfortable?
Each patient has a different tolerance so you can expect mild discomfort but there is no need to worry during your treatment. Our dentists at Dreamwork Dental & Orthodontics understand this is a new change for your teeth so we take great care of our patients.
How do I properly care for my braces?
Brushing carefully after every meal is very important in the initial stages. Remember to floss and care for your braces and teeth. Changing your diet will be ideal if you consume to much of soda, sweets, chips because sugary and starchy food can promote plaque build-up.