If your teeth and/or jaw are misaligned, you should seek orthodontic treatment to fix your bite. Traditional braces, Invisalign, and six-month smiles are all orthodontic tools that help straighten or keep teeth straight.
Orthodontic care is a difficult specialty section of dentistry that necessitates additional training beyond that required for regular dentistry. If our dentist at Denali Dental Care determines that you are a candidate for orthodontics, you may find that a successful treatment plan boosts your self-confidence by improving your attractive smile.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the discipline of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, intervention, guidance, and treatment of faulty bites or dental abnormalities, including the use of braces. For orthodontic treatment, you need to see a professional called an orthodontist.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment at Denali Dental Care
Invisalign is a highly successful method of straightening your teeth and improving your smile that does not require the use of braces. These trays are replaced every two weeks to accommodate the changing form of your teeth, and they can be removed for eating and cleaning during the day.
The most significant benefit of using Invisalign is that the aligners are nearly invisible, so no one will know you're using them. This implies that you won't have to battle with confidence concerns while receiving treatment because you'll look the same, except your smile becomes straighter over time.
Six Month Smiles is an expedited orthodontic method designed exclusively for visible teeth in your smile. Instead of wearing brackets and wires for the normal 18 to 24 months that traditional braces require, patients can expect results in six months. While the procedure varies, it is intended for individuals who are more concerned about their looks, especially if they are older and/or have only modest to moderate concerns with their smile.
Six Month Smiles is an excellent treatment for a variety of conditions, including:
- Tooth crowding and overlapping
- Large gaps between the front teeth
- Teeth that aren't centered
- Open bites and overbites
Advantages of Orthodontics
Orthodontics provides advantages beyond simply enhancing physical appearance. The following are some of the advantages of having your teeth straightened:
- Self-esteem enhancement
- Improved tooth function, including improved eating and clearer pronunciation and communication
- Reduced risk of dental cavities as a result of food particle accumulation between the teeth
- Overbites and malocclusions pose a lower risk of gum damage and trauma.
For the best orthodontic treatment visit Denali Dental Care at 625 E. 34th Ave. #200, Anchorage, AK 99503, or call (907) 274-7691.