Orthodontics is dental specialty that corrects teeth and jaws that are improperly positions. Crooked teeth or teeth that do not fit together properly are more difficult to keep clean, are at risk of being lost due to decay or disease. They also can cause stress on the chewing muscles leading to issues like headaches, TMJ and neck and shoulder pain. Crooked teeth also detract from one's appearance.
At Pro Dental Care, we are experts in correcting orthodontic issues to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Our office offers the following orthodontic oral appliances:
- Traditional Braces: This is the most common of all the orthodontic appliances. Traditional braces are made up of brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth and serve as anchors for the wires. Archwires are placed into the brackets, and small elastic bands make sure the wires are secured into the brackets. Tightening the wires cause tension on the teeth and causes them to gradually move into the proper position. Braces are usually adjusted by the doctor every four to six weeks. Each case is unique, but desired results can typically be achieved in one to three years.
- Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are a common alternative to traditional braces. With ceramic braces, the brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain and will blend in with your teeth much better than the traditional metal braces.
- Retainers: Retainers are primarily used to stabilize your teeth after braces. Teeth can sometimes “relapse,” and start to move back and cause misalignment. Retainers are used to prevent this and maintain the current aligned state of the teeth.
If you suffer from a misaligned bite or teeth, our orthodontic services may be the answer to achieving the smile you desire. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!