Orthodontic treatment has been used for decades to help perfect and correct smiles. With the many advancements over the years, the types of braces available to patients has expanded exponentially. In addition, braces are more comfortable and work better than ever before. There are many types of braces available, such as traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, partial braces, Invisalign, and much more. With the wide range of types of braces readily available, children, teens, and adults are able to reap the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.
If you are seeking orthodontic treatment for braces, it is important to consult with a skilled orthodontist who will help curate a custom treatment plan for you. No two cases are alike, therefore, we will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to determine your condition, severity, and other factors. In addition, our team will explain to you the many different treatment plans that we offer, along with the many important factors that should be considered, such as price, preference, condition, appearance, level of maintenance, and more. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment with our skilled orthodontist! We will help you achieve a perfect and healthy smile.
What Conditions Can Braces Fix?
Braces can fix a wide range of conditions, such as:
Overcrowding and spacing: Overcrowded and unevenly spaced teeth are quite common. Many people have a space between their two front teeth, which is known as diastema. Diastema occurs often in children; however, it can carry on into adulthood as well. Overcrowding occurs when there is not enough space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow in straight. However, these conditions can be corrected with braces.
Misaligned jaw: A misaligned jaw often occurs due to an uneven bite. Many patients experience pain or discomfort in their jaw if their teeth are crooked or overcrowded. Additionally, patients who have a misaligned jaw often suffer from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), which is accompanied with facial pain and other complications. If you have a misaligned jaw, it is important to seek treatment to improve your bite, oral health, and overall health. In addition, correcting a misaligned jaw will have a positive impact on your facial structure and its symmetry.
Overbites and underbites: Malocclusion issues, such as overbites and underbites, can be corrected with the help of braces as well, depending if the condition is not too severe. When an overbite or underbite is severely misaligned, then a combination of different orthodontic treatments may be necessary. However, braces can usually treat these conditions.
Open bites: An open bite is often caused by excessive thumb sucking and pacifier/bottle use. It can result in a large space between the front upper and lower teeth. While many children outgrow an open bite once their baby teeth fall out and stop thumb sucking and using a bottle or pacifier, permanent teeth can still be affected in some cases. The good thing is that braces can successfully treat open bites.
Crossbites: A crossbite is a condition that occurs when the top teeth and bottom teeth do not come together or bite in the correct position. This type of misalignment means that some of the bottom teeth are located outside the upper teeth when your jaw is closed or some of teeth are positioned inside the bottom teeth. The crossbite can occur in the front of the mouth (anterior) or the sides and back of the mouth (posterior). Crossbites can be corrected with braces as well.
Overjet: Overjet is a type of malocclusion that is characterized by the top front teeth that protrude outwards, past the bottom teeth. Some people may refer to overjet as “buck teeth” or simply a “protrusion.” This condition is often a result of underdevelopment of either the upper jaw or lower jaw that results in a disproportionate facial structure. Overjet can effectively be treated with braces.
It is important to know that these are just a few conditions that braces can treat. In fact, braces are the best solution to correct a lot of different issues, such as problems with chewing and speech, self-esteem related issues due to misaligned speech, and much more. To get the best treatment from a skilled orthodontist, contact us today!
Types of Braces That We Offer
Today, there are a wide range of braces that we offer for children, teens, and adults, including:
If you are interested in getting braces, it is important to know the pros and cons of each option. In addition, there are many other factors to consider when choosing the best type of braces for you and your lifestyle. Here are some important factors to consider: appearance, cost, preference, level of maintenance, and more. Feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation so we can help you decide on the best solution for you! Whatever you decide, we will help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.