Orthodontics is the study of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of improper bites, and crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help fix the patient’s teeth and set them in the right place. Orthodontists usually use braces and retainers to set the patient’s teeth.
Today in Orthodontics there is more than one way to go about attaining orthodontics. #1 Traditional Braces #2 Ceramic Clear Braces (with metal wiring) and #3 Invisalign. When you come in for a consultation the doctor will inform you which advanced option will work best for your specific needs.
At the Dental Brothers we provide comprehensive and advanced dental orthodontic methods. This gives patients options both aesthetically and with regards to timely results. Patients are also shown proper methods for brushing and maintaining their oral care while under orthodontic care.
After a course of active orthodontic treatment, patients will typically wear retainers, which maintain the teeth in their improved positions while surrounding bone reforms around them. The retainers are generally worn full-time for a period, anywhere from just a few days to a year, then part-time (typically, nightly during sleep) for as long as the orthodontist recommends.
It is possible for the teeth to stay aligned without regular retainer wear. However, there are many reasons teeth will crowd as a person ages, whether or not the individual ever experienced orthodontic treatment; thus there is no guarantee that teeth will stay aligned without retention.
For this reason, many orthodontists prescribe night-time or part-time retainer wear for many years after orthodontic treatment (potentially for life). Adult orthodontic patients are more likely to need lifetime retention.
At the Dental Brothers, we specialize in orthodontics for both children and adults. Contact us to schedule an appointment to find the right types of braces that fit your needs and budget.