Orthodontic treatment is important to get when needed as it can result in a healthy smile and mouth, treatment remedying any irregularities found in the teeth and jaws such as braces. Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment to align teeth. Orthodontic treatment involving braces usually begins between the ages 8 and 14 even up into adulthood.
When do you need braces and why should you get them?
Well, you need braces to align your teeth, that’s what they are used for. Getting braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment is critical to preventing further dental problems down the line. What indicates we need braces:
- Crowding – when there’s not enough space for your teeth resulting in crooked teeth. The most common reason to get braces especially for kids.
- Overbite – when there’s overlap of the front lower teeth by the upper teeth.
- Crossbite – is an abnormal bite where one or more teeth are at a buccal or lingual position than the opposing teeth. It’s a misalignment of the dental arches.
- Underbite – is where all the upper teeth are behind the lower teeth.
- Open Bite – is when front upper and lower teeth do not touch even when the mouth is closed.
Ensuring that these conditions don’t worsen is critical to our teeth and oral health. We don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated since overtime; it can worsen and cause more dental harm. If left untreated, you can experience the following complications:
- Oral hygiene
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Gum disease
- Jaw problems
- Speech problems
Not to mention there’s an increased risk of fracturing your front teeth and wearing your teeth out. We need our teeth for breaking down foods and for speaking. It plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.
New braces systems align teeth in a gentle, comfortable and faster possible way for the patient!
With new technologies and new treatment methods, orthodontic treatment involving braces has become more optional, comfortable, and with fewer adjustments and dental visits for the patient.
At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer two brace systems our specialized dentists use to treat patients. They are the Damon System and Fastbraces, both of which align teeth but in a much gentle manner than traditional braces.
What’s the difference between the Damon System and Fastbraces?
Both of these brace systems are used to treat misalignment of the teeth in a faster way. However, the approach to straighten teeth is very different.
Damon System is a self-ligating brace that allows you to experience treatment without tightening since the need for elastic bands are eliminated. They were designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to clean. Treatment time for this bracing system is shorter than conventional braces.
Fastbraces is a system that is a non-extraction system. It uses an innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of root from the beginning of treatment. This is done through the combination of realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to straighten teeth. Treatment time for this bracing system can last up to 3 months or 1 year.
Call us at 801-505-7152 today to make an appointment to start your orthodontic treatment today!