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Do you have crooked, crowded twisted teeth or misaligned jaws? If the answer is, ‘Yes!’ Don’t worry because these oral disorders are common, and they can be fixed easily. Often people don’t know how they get these disorders fixed without spending too much money. If you are reading this and have such a disorder, then read on to find which teeth treatment is best for you! But before that, let’s find out some of the health risks of oral disorders. Some of the health problems are:
- Inability to chew food properly, which can cause digestive issues
- Risk of tooth breakage due to straining in the jaw or teeth
- Difficulty to maintain dental hygiene, may cause tooth decay, periodontitis (periodontal disease), gingivitis, inflammation/degeneration of the gums, and eventually lead to bone tissue and tooth loss
- People often suffer from psychological problems and low self-esteem due to indecent appearance
All of these conditions can be avoided with the help of orthodontics – a field of cosmetic dentistry that can be used to correct tooth and jaw problems using individual devices such as orthodontic braces and retainers.
Your Newport Beach dentist is committed to helping you in properly aligning your teeth, lips, and chin to bring back your beautiful smile.
Various braces and orthodontic fixtures are the most common processes that apply slight pressure to misaligned teeth to slowly force them into place. If you have curved teeth, braces can be used to treat misalignment dental and jaw problems.
Your Newport Beach dentist offers several painless orthodontic treatment options at an affordable price. Some of the popular treatments are below:
These light-weight metal structures are semi-permanently attached to the outer side of your teeth. People often prefer braces due to their shorter treatment time and affordability. You cannot remove orthodontic braces without the help of an orthodontist. Use of the braces requires regular professional cleaning to prevent the accumulation of plaque.
Orthodontic retainers are removable metal devices made of plastic and wires that are completely hidden in the patient’s mouth. They are usually used after treatment with orthodontic braces to help keep teeth and gums in new positions. These braces also help to correct overbites, under-bites, and cross-bite.
Invisalign invisible braces
Invisalign is increasingly popular for its convenience and aesthetic qualities. These lightweight plastic braces are more cautious and comfortable than traditional orthodontic braces. Most importantly, you can easily remove them at any time for your convenience.
This way, you can clean your teeth and enjoy any food without worrying about breaking the Invisalign or pinching the food between the Invisalign and the teeth. Invisalign also needs fewer appointments to your dental clinic – which is great!
Invisalign is the perfect choice for you if you have always wanted straighter teeth but hate the idea of metal braces and wires in your mouth. Instead of the traditional braces Orange County Beach dental patients choose Invisalign for the following reasons:
- They are made of transparent material, not as obvious as metal brackets
- The stimulation is small because no wires can cause tingling and cause pain
- You can take them out to floss, brush and eat
Your Newport Beach Dentist will begin the process by making an impression of your teeth to create a custom Invisalign tray.
These impressions will be used to make a clear aligner to correct your teeth. With computer imaging, you will be able to see the progress of your Invisalign therapy and what your teeth will look like after your treatment is complete.
After a few weeks, you will return to the doctor to receive a set of invisible orthodontic appliances. You can wear transparent braces 24 hours a day and remove them for two weeks if necessary. Then you will receive your next aligner, and the process will start again until your teeth are in a new position.
Treatment can take from six months to a year, depending on the amount of correction you need. The result is a complete set of aligned teeth that you can proudly show off!
With Invisalign, you do not necessarily need to wear braces because they can be removed when required. You can remove Invisalign anytime you want, and there is no limit to what you can eat or drink like regular braces.
How long does it take to correct an orthodontic smile?
Depending upon the complexity of the case, the entire orthodontic treatment process usually takes one to three years. Consult your dentist to have the treatment which is right for you because of not all types of treatment good fit for every patient.
Your Newport Beach dentist will monitor your oral health and recommend appropriate treatments for you.