Orthodontics – Traditional Braces
If you have less than perfect teeth with large gaps or overlapping or crooked teeth, that can affect appearance of your smile. But why worry when you have easy access to world class dental care?
Whether you have wide gaps in your teeth, a significant overbite or overcrowded teeth, we at Luck Dental Clinic can help. Orthodontics or traditional braces are extremely effective in improving oral health and can give you the stunning smile you desire.
Do Braces Work For People of All Age Groups?
It’s a common misconception that only children and adolescents need and use braces. However, the reality is that these are suitable for people of all ages. Whether you are a teenager or in your 40’s, braces are an effective treatment option for misaligned (maloccluded) teeth. Not only will the braces help improve teeth alignment, but can help improve your overall oral health too.
The Importance of Properly Aligned Teeth
Many wonder why exactly teeth alignment matters. Large gaps or any form of misalignment makes it very difficult to maintain dental hygiene. This makes your teeth more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. Properly aligned teeth are far easier to monitor, treat and clean, which goes a long way in helping you maintain oral health.
Aside from this, poorly aligned teeth also affect the manner in which you bite and chew. When the upper and lower teeth don’t align perfectly, that can result in dental conditions including bruxism, TMJ disorder,and tooth enamel erosion. Not only can these conditions cause painful symptoms, but result in teeth damage too. When you choose to get alignment problems corrected, that helps your child or you maintain better oral health now and in the future as well.
If you would like more information about our orthodontics treatments, schedule a visit with one of our expert doctors. Contact Luck Dental Clinic online or simply call us at (715) 472-2211.
What Conditions Can Braces Be Used For?
Today, many people opt for invisible bracesas an option to standard metal braces, primarily because they are hardly noticeable. However, this option isn’t effective in correcting the wide range of dental problems that the latter can. Clear aligners are effective in treating mild-to-moderate dental problems. In comparison, traditional metal braces are effective in correcting:
- Overlapping teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that require vertical shifting
- Teeth that require rotation
- Bite problems such as open bite, cross bite, underbite and overbite
How Traditional Braces Work
The common understanding is that teeth are entrenched so firmly in the gums, they don’t move or shift. But the fact is that even the healthiest teeth can become impacted by different forms of pressure and shift over time. In orthodontics, gentle yet consistent pressure is applied at strategic areas within the mouth. Gradually, the teeth begin to shift and become properly aligned, giving you the perfect smile you desire.
In conventional orthodontics, custom braces made of metal brackets and connected wires are affixed to the back and front of all the teeth. Each month, the dentist tightens the wire in order to gradually coax the teeth to fall into place in the coming weeks. Over time, these seemingly minor movements, shift the teeth perfectly into position, giving you a flawless smile.
Depending on the treatment plan crafted by the dentist, patients may need to use accessories such as bands. Since every case is unique, the treatment plan is tailored to suit the patient’s condition, which also means the timelines vary. However, orthodontic treatments last approximately 24 months, on average. A perfect smile can go a long way in increasing your confidence levels and making you feel good about yourself.
For more information, feel free to contact our friendly staff at Luck Dental Clinic to schedule an appointment. The number to call is (715) 472-2211. You can also Contact Luck Dental Clinic through this form.