Orthodontic Dentistry

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Orthodontics is the procedure to collect teeth and jaws that are improper positioning, crooked teeth, crowding, deep bite, open bright, protruding, cross bite, spacing and also includes cosmetic dentistry when the patient’s aim is to improve his or her appearance. Orthodontic treatments can be carried out with removable or fixed appliances.

Removable appliances

– Acrylic plate

Usually made of acrylic with delicate wires and spring attached. Use for minor limited tooth movement.

– Invisalign

Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatments to metal braces or removable functional wire appliance. Invisalign are costom made clear invisible removable appliance. This transparent aligner utilizes a series of steadily straighten your teeth. As you replace each aligner every 2 week your teeth will move little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the project final position.

The Advantages of invisalign over other teeth straightening options become quite apparent. With Traditional Braces that still use brackets you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or difficulty eating injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay plaque this mean that some existing periodontal problems.

Invisalign effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. While invisalign straightens your teeth. They allow you to eat whatever foods you enjoy lets you remove when you want and enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening. You can brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health.

Invisalign consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.

Treatment Process

1. Your first consultation

You may want to meet with several experienced Invisalign-trained doctors to find the one you feel most comfortable with. At your initial consultation, your doctor will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you.

2. Your custom treatment plan

Your doctor will use a scanner such as the iTero® digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth. (Some doctors will take physical impressions.) Then your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.

3. Your Invisalign clear aligners

Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.

4. Your progress

As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Your doctor may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every six weeks or so. At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you.

5. Taking care of your new smile

When your treatment is complete, ask your doctor about a Vivera retainer. Vivera retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign clear aligners.

Treatable Cases

Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you? For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex. And, we’re continuously innovating to expand that range and get even better results.

See actual results from cases like yours.

These are some common concerns doctors treat with Invisalign clear aligners:

Gapped Teeth

Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.

Overbite

Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Underbite

Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Open Bite

Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Overly Crowded

Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.

Crossbite

Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.

Fixed braces

Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They can be used for correcting a number of teeth. The orthodontic braces are bond to the teeth surface, a flexible wire joins all the braces and allows the teeth to be moved.