What It Means If Your Cambridge Dentist Recommends Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment is a field of dentistry that focuses on repositioning the teeth. The orthodontic procedures your Cambridge dentist recommended, such as dental braces, have many uses outside of the typical aesthetic value.
Some of the problems orthodontists work to correct are:
- Crooked teeth
- Over wear of teeth due to wrong positioning
- Gaps and misaligned teeth
- Long-term tooth and gum health issues
- Irregular bites
If you suspect you may need treatment for any of these issues, schedule an appointment with Fresh Pond Dental to get your teeth examined and talk about your options.
The Orthodontic Method
Dental braces consisting mainly of metal brackets and wires are the most common orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists also use bands to ensure proper placement of dental braces, as well as other tools such as palatal expanders, aligners, and more. The metal wire is threaded through the brackets and gradually tightened to move the teeth. Each additional tool is used to assist the braces in moving the teeth into their proper place using the healthiest and most efficient course.
Commonly Questions about Orthodontic Treatment:
Can adults use orthodontic treatments?
Yes! Adults have achieved excellent results using orthodontics. Orthodontic procedures in adults, however, take longer to be completed. Mature bone causes the teeth to move more slowly during treatment than you see in children, so it is recommended to get started on your treatment plan as soon as possible to get a jump on the longer timeline.
Are there options to straighten my teeth without dental braces?
There sure are. Invisaligns are now available at our Cambridge dental clinic, which are clear plastic aligners worn daily. They are removable and give you the option to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisaligns are created by using 3D models of your teeth. You receive new aligners once your teeth have adjusted to the previous set to ensure efficient progress toward your dream smile.
What makes orthodontics expensive?
The cost of your treatment depends on the length of treatment, which can sometimes be multiple years, cost of tools used, and amount of behind-the-scenes work. We use the highest quality materials for your braces and schedule appointments often to ensure the quickest and healthiest results for your teeth.