All About Orthodontics
Treatments Orthodontists OfferOrthodontists’ jobs are to prevent, diagnose, and fix, their patients’ teeth to give them the straight and perfect smile they want, and give them a healthy bite. They will also guide their patients to show them how they can obtain the smile and bite they want. Even if you have healthy oral hygiene, the human mouth and teeth are unpredictable. The teeth can grow in crowded, crooked, spaced, and can meet together and away from each other in opposite ways. An orthodontist will have to be the one to correct these problems, a regular dentists cannot do this type of magic. Another problem that can occur is that a jaw can give you an overbite or an underbite, which can also move your teeth around. Your orthodontist can fix that problem as well, usually without the need of an oral surgeon.
Family orthodontics specializes in children's oral needs, like braces or retainers.Straightening a child's teeth or jaw while they're still growing and have their adult teeth is easier than trying to fix the problem when they're older. Going to the orthodontist can also be for tightening the already existing braces. The final stop to your family orthodontist is a big step for your child, they finally get to have their braces removed! Getting rid of their braces will be a game-changer for them, especially into their adolescent years.The nice thing about orthodontics is that it isn't just for kids/teens anymore. Adults can have their oral problems fixed now too, easier than ever! Family Orthodontics is an orthodontist version of a family doctor for the rest of your medical needs.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is just a fancy way of your orthodontist telling you that you need braces. The use of braces is to fix the bite problems from start to finish in one easy way. Treatment usually lasts 2-2 1/2 years, it may take a little longer or shorter, depending on your personal case, and how severe your oral problem is.Depending on how crowded your teeth are, you may have to have a tooth or a few teeth removed before you can have the braces put on. With modern technology, you may not need to have any teeth removed, but it will solely be up to your orthodontist. Whether you are already missing teeth or had to have them removed before the braces went on your teeth, you won't have to worry about any gaps. Your teeth will slowly shift into place next to each other with the help of the braces. This can be done gently with the help of the treatment, without giving you any other problems down the road. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment won't typically hurt, but if you have any discomfort, it's recommended that you take a pain reliever such as Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin, taking as prescribed. Better technology and better designs for braces will make them more comfortable to have put on and to wear after they are attached to your teeth.