As early as age 7, orthodontic treatment can be an effective way to straighten teeth. Different techniques make other improvements to a person’s smile. If you have more extensive concerns with your teeth and jaw, you will likely need a comprehensive approach. Wearing clear braces can be an effective way to repair unusual, serious issues. Your dentist can evaluate you and determine whether you are a good candidate for this approach.
When it comes to orthodontic work, there are various choices of methods the general dentist may suggest. Clear braces are one of the most popular. This type of braces uses ceramic or porcelain materials for the brackets attached to each tooth. The wires around each bracket are also tooth-colored. In these ways, the braces are barely noticeable and will not stand out. Clear braces are good options for people who are self-conscious about their appearance.
Clear braces put constant pressure on the teeth. This forces the teeth to move into the correct positions. The patient will meet with the general dentist every few weeks for follow-up. The dentist will see how the treatment is coming along and make necessary adjustments. The total treatment length will vary but is usually two to three years.
Straightening severely crooked teeth
Many patients who seek orthodontic care have mild or moderate alignment concerns. These can still impact the patients’ smiles. Sometimes, a person may have profoundly crooked teeth. Clear braces can straighten these too. Some examples include when teeth are twisted or turned more than 45 degrees. Other teeth straightening therapy cannot effectively handle these types of issues.
Sometimes, it is the person’s bite that is causing problems. An orthodontic treatment such as clear braces is the right approach in this case. An overbite occurs when the top teeth extend beyond the lower teeth. This is sometimes called “buck teeth.” It can be an embarrassing condition and aesthetically impact the person’s smile. Clear braces can adjust the jaw so that it moves into the proper alignment.
Similar to an overbite, an underbite is an orthodontic problem where the lower teeth extend beyond the upper teeth. It can vary in levels of severity and also affect the person’s health. Extensive underbites can cause jaw pain and even contribute to sleep apnea. Injuries, genetics, or thumb-sucking can cause them. Clear braces can slowly but consistently correct this issue.
Yet another orthodontic jaw misalignment is a crossbite. When this occurs, the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. The two sets of teeth do not come together properly. It can cause pain and discomfort and also hamper the person’s smile. Clear braces can work the same way with this condition as they do with other bite dysfunctions.
If the concerns with your smile are beyond typical problems, look to clear braces for help. This therapy can effectively repair bite abnormalities and severely misaligned teeth. Talk to your dentist about getting started. Make an appointment for an evaluation and to see if clear braces are right for you.
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