Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting tooth alignment abnormalities and malocclusions. It treats a variety of dental abnormalities, such as inadequate alignment, overbite, occlusion, and overcrowding. Orthodontic treatments performed at Dental Arts of Boston, not only to improve the appearance of the teeth and smile but also to ensure that the patient having the procedure has a proper bite.
What Is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic therapy is a method of straightening or repositioning teeth to improve their look and function. It can also help to maintain the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints by distributing biting pressure evenly over all of your teeth.
When Is Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?
Overbite is a condition in which the upper front teeth appear to protrude over the lower teeth.
In this condition, the lower teeth appear too far forward, while the upper teeth appear too far back.
When your upper teeth fit behind your lower teeth when your mouth is closed, you have a crossbite.
When biting down, some persons have a vertical gap between their front lower and upper teeth.
Crowding occurs when the dental ridge in your mouth does not have enough room for all of your teeth.
Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment
- They enhance oral functions, such as chewing and speaking.
- They make cleaning and maintaining your teeth easier.
- They are used to prevent or treat headaches, neck discomfort, back pain, and TMJ issues.
- They boost your self-esteem. They protect your dental health by preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss.
How Orthodontic Treatment Is Performed?
Orthodontic applications make use of metal, ceramic, and plastic materials. They could be fixed brackets on the teeth or detachable aligners. These orthodontic devices progressively shift teeth to their proper position by applying a consistent, moderate, and regulated force in a precisely planned manner.
Individual preferences and needs may influence the choice of orthodontic treatments. The most important considerations when choosing teeth straightening treatments are cost and cosmetic goals. Traditional braces may detract from the appearance of your smile, but they will not place a financial hardship on you. While wearing braces, Invisalign aligners may make you appear unnoticeable. In addition, new materials are being developed to help teeth shift more swiftly and comfortably.
If you have any queries or concerns about orthodontics, don't hesitate to contact Dental Arts Of Boston. To schedule an appointment, call Dentist Boston MA at (617) 266-0441 or visit our office at 126 Marlborough St, Boston, MA 02116.