Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that involves correcting teeth that are misaligned, crowded, or unevenly spaced. Orthodontic treatments can also fix jaw and bite issues. At Polin Dental, we offer orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. Options include traditional metal braces, tooth-colored ceramic braces, and clear removable aligners.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Braces and aligners are the most common orthodontic treatments. These appliances apply pressure on the teeth to move them into a straighter position.
With braces, brackets are attached to each tooth with bonding adhesive and archwires are threaded through the brackets to apply pressure to the teeth. Over time, this pressure moves the teeth into better alignment.
Aligners do not have metal brackets or wires and apply gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into position.
During your treatment, the orthodontist will monitor the movement of the teeth and change how pressure is applied as your teeth move. This continues until all of the desired movement is complete.
The length of treatment varies depending on the patient’s case; however, most cases take between 12-30 months to complete. Once done, an orthodontic retainer is worn to prevent teeth movement and maintain the results. In some cases, patients may benefit from wearing a bonded wire to the back of their teeth to further support the teeth.
Types of Problems That Can Be Fixed With Orthodontics Treatment
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on aligning your teeth and jaw to achieve a beautiful smile and improve your oral health. If your teeth are misaligned, it can affect your bite or your ability to chew and speak properly. Orthodontic treatments like braces work by correcting your alignment to have a healthier mouth and a confident smile!
Patients who have crowded teeth may benefit from orthodontics. Orthodontics can correct overcrowded teeth by spacing them out properly and aligning them correctly. Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment, but other solutions are also available.
Although straight teeth and a beautiful smile are among the most common reasons patients seek orthodontic treatment, such treatments can also fix bite issues. Braces and aligners can help improve the overall bite and function of a patient’s jaw.
If left untreated, orthodontic issues can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, and even tooth loss. That’s why it’s essential to address crooked teeth early.
To learn more about the benefits of orthodontics, visit Polin Dental at 2600 N Military Trl #320 in Boca Raton 33431 or call (561) 997-2323.