Orthodontics diagnoses and treats malpositioned teeth and jaws. Specifically, it uses custom-crafted oral appliances, like metal braces or removable plastic aligners to move your teeth and jaw into the optimal position.
When your teeth and jaw are in alignment, they’re easier to clean and care for. That means you’re less likely to experience potentially serious issues, including tooth decay, gum disease, or bone loss.
At All Smiles Dentistry, the team uses orthodontics to treat various alignment issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for orthodontic treatment if you have a crooked jaw.
The team at All Smiles Dentistry offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:
FASTBRACES use thin wires and specially designed brackets to move both the crown and the root of your tooth at the same time. The unique approach to orthodontic treatment significantly speeds up the process, allowing you to achieve your results in about half the time of traditional braces.
Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic aligners to improve the position of your teeth and jaw. The aligners are made of a thin, nearly invisible thermoplastic, ensuring treatment is both convenient and discreet. Like FASTBRACES, Invisalign speeds up the orthodontic treatment process.
To determine the type of orthodontics that might benefit you, your All Smiles Dentistry provider takes oral X-rays and conducts a comprehensive oral exam. Afterward, they ask about your goals.
The team takes all that information into account and develops a custom care plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
The length of time that orthodontic treatment takes depends on several factors, including the issues addressed and your commitment to the treatment plan. Most people obtain their desired results within 8-12* months, but it can take longer. Be patient, attend each of your appointments, and follow the team’s instructions carefully.
To explore the benefits of orthodontics, make an appointment at All Smiles Dentistry by calling the office today or scheduling online.
*Individual results may vary.