With so many new options now available to treat orthodontic problems, it’s understandable if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. These are the treatments used by Global Dental Centre for patients of all ages.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets. This is the most common type of braces, and they have become much sleeker and more comfortable with recent advancements in technology. With metal braces, you also have the option of adding colored elastic bands to make your braces vibrant, colorful and uniquely yours.
Not all braces brackets have to be metal. If you want your braces to be less noticeable, clear braces may be for you. Clear braces function in the same way as traditional metal braces, but the brackets are made with translucent materials.
Invisalign braces are a clear set of custom-fitted removable trays made with a pliable material that fits snuggly to your teeth. Each new set of Invisalign aligners applies a slight adjustment to your teeth. Since they’re removable, you can take them out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, so you can easily maintain good oral health habits. You can also remove them for special occasions.
Partial Orthodontic Treatment
Not everyone needs a full set of braces. Depending on the case, sometimes just one, two or a few teeth need to be realigned for aesthetic purposes, or to prepare for other dental work such as dental implants, restorations, or periodontics. In these types of cases, we may recommend partial orthodontic treatment, also called limited treatment. Because this treatment corrects a more isolated area of the mouth, it usually requires less treatment time and also less hardware.
Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment for Young Children
To create a healthy smile for a lifetime, a child’s teeth need to be straight and their jaws need to be aligned properly. It’s beneficial to have an orthodontist examine your child while they still have some of their baby teeth. By age seven, typically enough permanent teeth have emerged to evaluate relationships developing between the teeth, the jaw, and bite patterns for a pediatric dentist to make sure everything in the mouth will continue to develop as it should.
If a pediatric dentist or orthodontist determines that early treatment is necessary, it often occurs in two phases. The first phase will begin right away while baby teeth are still present, and the second phase will occur when your child gets older at the time deemed appropriate by your child’s growth and development. At Global Dental Centre, you get experts who coordinate pediatric dentistry and orthodontic care, all in the same clinic.
Early treatment will help prevent larger oral issues later, and thus prevent more invasive orthodontic procedures when the child gets older. Early prevention and intervention makes orthodontic work as a teenager much more comfortable and successful.
Perfection by Perfectionists
Whenever a jaw and bite abnormality is severe enough that orthodontics alone cannot correct the problem, surgery is often necessary. This is known as Orthognathic Surgery or Corrective Jaw Surgery. In this type of case we move the upper teeth into their best position in relation to the upper jaw and the lower teeth into the best position in relation to the lower jaw. Surgery is then necessary to correct the position of either the upper jaw, lower jaw or both. After the jaws are repositioned, we are then able to properly finish the bite into the best possible relationship. Surgery may also be helpful as an adjunct to orthodontic treatment to enhance the long term results of orthodontic treatment, and to shorten the overall time necessary to complete treatment.
BENEFITS OF THE TREATMENT
- CHANGE IN FACIAL APPEARANCE
- IMPROVED BREATHING
- IMPROVED SPEECH
- REDUCTION IN JAW PAIN
WHY CONSIDER JAW SURGERY?
- WHEN ORTHODONTICS CANNOT FIX THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM
- BITE CORRECTION
- LONG TERM ORTHODONTIC RESULTS
- REDUCTION IN TREATMENT TIME
Whatever the case may be, you can find the perfect solution at Global Dental Centre. Consult our experts at 9893499099.