Misaligned teeth and dental overcrowding can result in discomfort and can affect the function of teeth. Orthodontics aims to correct misaligned teeth by applying corrective instruments, such as braces, and allowing them to push the teeth into alignment. Often, people with misaligned teeth and overcrowding feel less confident in smiling or engaging with others. Correcting these problems will help you feel more confident, and give you better quality of life.
Orthodontics can be used to treat:
Common Orthodontics treatments require the patient to wear braces designed and installed to add gentle pressure on the misaligned teeth to correct their alignment and position. This process often takes between one to two years depending on the severity of the diagnosed condition. Essentially, Orthodontics is a cosmetic dental practice aimed at correcting teeth positioning and protrusion providing better appearance and function of the teeth.
There are a number of braces that can be used. Often, the use of particular braces is dependent on the dentists assessment and patient’s preference. At Tynecroft Dental, we use the most advanced orthodontics braces designed for providing optimum comfort and enabling the patient to get used to the braces in a relatively short time. In addition, we understand that patients want to look their best even while wearing braces, therefore, we consult with our patients and help them select the best possible braces available.
Patients who have braces are often seen by orthodontists periodically so that the braces can be adjusted as the correction process progresses. The frequency of those periodical checks and adjustments relies on the speed at which the teeth are correcting or re-positioning. The adjustment process involves adjusting the tension — fastening or tightening — the braces to accommodate the required pressure on the teeth. In some cases, adjusting the braces may require disengaging or removing the braces from one or more teeth. Neglecting the periodical check-up and adjustment can render the braces ineffective until they are properly adjusted.
Parents are strongly recommended to have their children examined for teeth and jaw misalignment issues as they can be relatively easy to correct with proper orthodontic procedures and treated at early stages to avoid future dental problems. In addition, once their teeth are corrected, children will develop greater confidence and self-esteem.