Crooked, rotated and tipped teeth are not much fun. In addition, misaligned teeth and bad bites can actually cause problems your other teeth. That is where orthodontics come in.
According to Saddleback Dentistry orthodontics helps people who have rotated, tipped and crooked teeth. Furthermore, orthodontics also assists people who have spaces between teeth.
What is Orthodontics?
As specialists in the field, Saddleback Dentistry diagnoses, treats and helps prevent teeth that are crooked or tipped and bites that are misaligned.
Above all, orthodontics in Laguna Hills also addresses abnormal tooth alignment issues or facial growth modification.
There are a few ways you can fix alignment and bite issues. These include:
- Conventional Wires and Brackets
- Clear Plastic Aligners
- Oral Appliance Therapy
- Retainers after Treatment
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Conventional Wires and Brackets
Wires and brackets are best for people who have more severe problems. For instance, people who have seriously tipped or crooked teeth fare better with old school braces. In addition, those with large spaces are best for this type of appliance as well.
If Dr. Dean Garcia or Dr. Ryan Conkle determine you are a good fit for conventional wires and brackets you can expect to wear them for 12 to 18 months with some patients seeing results in 24 months.
Wires and brackets work great but you must practice oral hygiene and be aware of what you eat. Brackets and wires aren’t foolproof either and can break.
Moreover, you’ll need to see your dentist in Laguna Hills every two weeks if you wear conventional braces.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Removable braces are everywhere. All you have to do is scroll through your social media pages and you’ll find dozens of seemingly great deals on clear removable braces. With that being said it is important that you avoid them at all costs.
If you follow this blog, you will remember how many problems come with DIY dentistry. Whitening your teeth on your own is one thing. Straightening your teeth by yourself is entirely different. If you want clear braces contact your Laguna Hills dentist about Invisalign®
Oral Appliance Therapy
People with jaw alignment problems, including issues with the temporomandibular joint, see great results with orthodontics and oral appliance therapy.
Used for oral appliance therapy in Laguna Hills custom made mouthguards and oral splints give great results.
Retainers after Treatment
Depending on your situation you may need to wear retainers following your orthodontics treatment. Dr. Ryan Conkle Retainers are used in both permanent and removable braces and custom made for your needs.
For some patients cosmetic dentistry is the answer for crooked and tipped teeth. Believe it or not porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding and crowns can help straighten and align your smile.
If you have a crooked smile and are considering orthodontics, call or send a text and schedule an appointment with Saddleback Dentistry today.