Move Your Crooked Teeth With Orthodontics So They Look Great
We try to provide the latest, most technologically efficient treatment modalities out there. The latest being right now is Incognito Lingual braces. Those are the braces that go behind the teeth. Not a lot of orthodontists use it. But I do want to offer it to my patients because the patients are very aesthetically driven. I want them to have every single option available out there. In order to get their teeth from point A to point Z in whichever matter they want. We do offer Invisalign, clear, ceramic braces and whatever the gamut of orthodontia there is out there I try to use and keep up to date with everything. Even go back and forth, my wife she is like you know help me out with the kid and you are reading these lectures and you are listening to these podcasts and all that. I am like I want to serve my patients.
When your primary teeth fall out, your permanent ones slide into place using the old teeth as a guide. In theory, this means your adult teeth will come in perfectly. In reality, your teeth can come in crooked, turned a bit, or just at odd angles. But with our orthodontics treatment, we can slowly but surely move your crooked teeth so your smile is healthy and beautiful. Call our dental office at 203-916-9348 for orthodontics Bridgeport, CT area and 203-212-8259 for Orthodontics Stratford, CT area appointment.
What Are Invisible Braces?
Traditionally, braces are metal brackets cemented to the fronts of your teeth, with a metal wire running through them. Tighten the wire just so, and your teeth are slowly pulled and pushed into the right positions. But many people do not want all of that metal and wire in their mouth for several years. That’s why we offer other solutions at our Bridgeport/Trumbull Line dental office.
- Invisalign clear plastic aligners fit over your teeth much like mouthguards, and they are very comfortable.
- Incognito braces actually fit behind your teeth so you get the power of traditional braces movement without anyone seeing the brackets or wires!
- Ceramic braces work just like traditional brackets and wires, but with ceramic brackets that blend in with your smile.
With all of our invisible options, we can help you get the smile of your dreams without a hint of embarrassment during the process!
Why Do People Choose Traditional Braces Over Invisalign?
The first thing you want to do if you have a child who is seven years old or older, you want to get them to see an orthodontist whether you expect the child has a problem or not. Sometimes what Mom see or Dad sees doesn't translate that they need orthodontic treatment. The first thing you'd want to do, come see us, quick visit, consult and if we see a problem like a anterior front closed bite, the teeth are not where they're supposed to be it's an easy fix. Where as if you don't fix it, it can give you a slew of problems towards later years of growth and development. That's the phase one, or preventative orthodontic treatment. Sometimes you can prevent surgeries by getting the patient or child in sooner and taking care of the problem then later and dealing with a surgery in the end and stuff like that.
Despite Invisalign having several advantages over metal braces, some people prefer the traditional orthodontics treatment of braces. First, Invisalign must be removed before eating. For some people, they might know themselves well enough to realize they’ll often forget to put them back in, making it harder to fix their teeth. Also, traditional braces are often more affordable than Invisalign. Last, there are some complex cases that Invisalign cannot help with, requiring traditional braces instead. After examining your teeth, your dentist will go over which treatment he recommends for your particular case.
How Do I Take Care Of My Braces?
I would say when you show the patient the before and after of their two-year journey usually and I think a lot of people just forget how they look before. By the time comes to take the braces off, they just see the, “Oh my God, these braces are coming off today,” but they haven't realized where their teeth came from, the shape of their face and their facial structures and their jaws and everything changed. When you actually show them them and do this post-treatment conference with the parent and the mom and the dad, whoever is in the room with the patient, especially, and it just wows them. You can kind of experience how much you've changed that person's life forever. I think that's the most rewarding thing for me.
If you have traditional braces, you’ll need to avoid certain sticky and hard foods (such as gum or hard pretzels), as they can damage your brackets or wires. You’ll also need to brush after every time you eat, even just snacks, to make sure food isn’t sticking along the braces. You will likely get a small cleaning brush to help get rid of food particles trapped by the braces.
If you have Invisalign “invisible braces,” you should take them out before eating, brush and floss, and then replace the clear plastic trays. The trays themselves can be cleaned by rinsing them with water or using your toothbrush.
What Are Short-Term Orthodontics?
Orthodontia is a very broad field. It takes into consideration growth and development of a child. We have to know and treatment plan accordingly. Different age groups, different ... Even males and females you would expect to have different treatment outcomes. There's no cookie box approach to orthodontics. It's not the same as, patient comes in, patient has pain, cavity is drilled, and cavity is filled. There's other gamuts in dentistry that a lot of treatment planning, like full mouth restoration and rehabilitations, so orthodontics is a whole mouth.
There is limited treatment in orthodontics, but we have to take into consideration everything that goes into growth and development, and consider that when we're treatment planning and trying to change the position of the teeth within. It's not just the position of the teeth and everything else. The function has to come first, and the aesthetics will come ... I always tell my patient, “Don't worry about your crooked teeth in the front. We want to take care of your big picture, which is the bite, and the function on the future. The aesthetics we just tag along with all that.” They feel, they experience it, and they appreciate it.
Normally, orthodontic treatment can take awhile before they are finished. That’s because they have to move a lot (if not all) of your teeth as well as improve your bite. For those who do not want to wait years to complete the treatment, short-term orthodontics is an option. With this dental treatment, we focus only on your front 6-8 teeth — the ones most visible when you smile. Short-term orthodontics also usually skips working on your bite. In other words, you sacrifice some of the normal orthodontic effects to get things done much faster. If you are primarily concerned about how your smile looks, short-term orthodontics could be a good fit for you.
What Are Preventive Orthodontics?
Often, orthodontics is done to correct problems that already exist. But sometimes, it makes sense to be more proactive instead of reactive. For example, a child’s mouth might have teeth in the wrong positions for the permanent ones to come in the right way. Leaving the teeth untouched could just lead to more problems as permanent teeth try to push into spaces too small for them. Preventive orthodontic treatment move your teeth to prevent bigger problems in the near future.
For more information about Invisalign and Traditional Braces and to make your next appointment, call today at 203-916-9348 for Orthodontics Brigdeport, CT area and 203-212-8259 for Orthodontics Stratford, CT area appointment. You can also use our convenient online form to contact us.