If you are embarrassed due to your crooked teeth and resist smiling even when you want to or cover your mouth with your hand, then you need to visit an orthodontist.
Orthodontists are dentists who get specialized training in making teeth move by treating malocclusion, or a "bad bite." They can help restore straight teeth and a healthy smile by realigning crooked teeth.
At first, use braces, trays called aligners, and other gadgets like headgear, which fixes around the head or neck to put on more force to support the teeth to move. Retainers are used to hold your teeth in place.
Orthodontics is usually seen as a treatment to straighten teeth, but it is not so. It checks all the essential factors that fit the bite together at the end of the procedure.
If you have teeth that are crooked or crowded or have an overbite and underbite, it can cause tooth decay, gum disease, or even loss of a tooth. The reason behind it is the overlapping teeth that are hard to clean. If you face a problem while chewing and talking, it might be due to a bad bite.
In the first place, the orthodontist uses a panoramic X-ray to get a full-mouth view, including photographs and the patient's medical history. The dentist then checks how wide a patient can open their mouth. The dentist examines if there's any jaw muscle tenderness or clicking, which denotes grinding. The protrusion is also observed along with the teeth crowding.
Traditional Braces: Metal braces are ubiquitous and cost-effective. Nowadays, metal braces are entirely satisfactory and more appealing than they used to be. Even now, these braces stay as one of the most popular types of braces.
Lingual Braces: These braces are usually set behind the upper or lower teeth. The brackets and archwire are virtually unnoticeable as they are placed behind your teeth. Lingual braces are called "invisible braces." they let you look normal for the duration of your treatment.
Clear Braces: It isn't necessary to have braces that have got perceivable metal brackets and wires. They are referred to as "Ceramic Braces" because of the clear braces made of transparent material and hardly noticeable.
Invisalign: The aligners are made of plastic or acrylic material to fit the teeth perfectly. They can be removed while eating and brushing. The treatment goes on for weeks as the aligners are changed every few weeks. This is the perfect new way to bring your teeth to the desired position.
Please find out more about orthodontics as you visit our office.
Call Sun-Park Dental today at (916) 435-1155 or request an appointment online.
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