Orthodontic Appliances And The Repositioning of Teeth
Posted by DENTAL MAGIC on Oct 7 2021, 07:01 AM
Misalignment of teeth and malocclusion are the most common problems occurring in children and adults. If you do not seek proper treatment for these conditions at the right time, it will worsen and lead to other issues like impaired chewing and biting your food, difficulty speaking, etc. Malocclusion or bad bite also leads to many problems such as tooth loss and decay, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and uneven tooth wear.
If you are suffering from any of the above-listed dental problems, visit our clinic. After examining your condition, we recommend orthodontic appliances to restore your teeth to their suitable positions.
How are Teeth Positioned
We use fixed and removable orthodontic appliances to reposition your teeth and improve their alignment. Some of the prominent ones are:
Fixed Orthodontic Appliances
Traditional dental braces are the most popular type of fixed orthodontic appliance to align your teeth and restore your bite. They use brackets composed of several materials, such as metal and tooth-colored ceramic, bonded to your teeth and attached by an arch-wire. We also apply orthodontic elastic bands to your braces to add some more pressure on your specific teeth.
Every time you visit us for an appointment, we tighten the wires and elastic bands accordingly until all your teeth move to their ideal alignment. If overcrowding is your concern, we extract a few of your teeth before placing the braces. It maximizes the available jawbone space after which your teeth are positioned to their desired places.
Conventional braces are a good option; however, maintaining oral hygiene with them becomes a task. As a result, we also recommend removable orthodontic devices to our patients after carrying out their dental examinations.
Invisalign is a series of removable clear plastic trays that help move your teeth to their desired position. Unlike traditional braces, their visibility remains zero. Under this treatment, we provide you with new trays of aligners every two weeks. Invisalign is easy to use and maintain.
A headgear is attached to a metal framework. It is used to restore growth and developmental concerns. When the growth of your upper jaw is slower than the lower jaw, we may give you a reverse pull gear. And when the lower jaw grows slower than the upper jaw, we will recommend high pull headgear.
They are used after braces and help you maintain the proper alignment of your teeth. The role of retainers is to ensure that your jawbone forms into a suitable position.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Lake Forest, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rodriguez. Please call us at (949) 916-8922 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.