Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you've been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.
The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children. The health of your teeth, gums and supporting bone is what's most important in determining the prospects for improving your smile and dental health.
Your orthodontist will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums. If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and periodontist. In many cases, tooth alignment can improve health of the gums.
Orthodontic treatment can create or hold space to replace missing teeth. The orthodontist will work with the dentist or dental specialist who will provide bridges or implants so that the patient achieves the best result.
Because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing, certain corrections cannot be accomplished with braces alone. But don't let that discourage you. Very dramatic facial changes are now being achieved with a combined approach of surgery and orthodontics. Should you require this type of treatment, your orthodontist will explain the procedures.
Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and more successful than ever for people of all ages. Orthodontists work with other dental practitioners' general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons' to provide a comprehensive approach to your dental health
There are new techniques and materials used by the orthodontic specialist today that not only greatly reduced the discomfort of wearing braces but have also decreased the frequency of office visits and overall treatment time. Today's appliances are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to- invisible. Your orthodontist can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs.
Foods to Avoid
Hard or sticky food will do damage by bending wires, loosening cement that seals the bands to the teeth, or breaking brackets away from the teeth.
Do Not Eat
Popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle, ice (even if you're careful), lemons (pure lemon juice has acid), corn on the cob, Mexican style or Dorrito type chips, taffy, caramels, gum, or sticky candy.
Do Not Eat
Foods high in sugar content (to protect your dental health)
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