Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry focusing on correcting your teeth and jaw structure to improve their functionality and your appearance. Many people suffer from issues like crowded or crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, etc., which not only make them hesitant to smile but also create a problem with chewing, speaking, or maintaining their oral hygiene. Some dental issues like misaligned teeth also put pressure on the gums, remaining teeth, and jaw joints, thus leading to problems like severe migraine or TMJ disorder.
Schedule an appointment with us if you face such problems, and we will plan the best orthodontic treatment for you.
What are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?
- Orthodontic treatments reduce the risk of dental damage. For instance, misaligned teeth are always at a risk of chipping as they do not align with your remaining teeth. Orthodontic procedures solve this problem.
- When you opt for orthodontic treatment, maintaining your oral hygiene becomes easier. Thus, you also keep tooth decay and infection at bay.
- These procedures reduce strain on your joints and jaw muscles and improve your bite.
- Orthodontic treatments not only enhance your tooth functionality but your overall appearance as well.
What are the Types of Orthodontic Treatments?
Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment that we use for misaligned teeth. There are many types of braces – conventional metal braces, self-ligating braces, clear braces, etc. They can also be fixed and removable, depending upon the form you want.
The arrangement of this dental appliance puts gentle pressure on your teeth, thus shifting them to their desired position. It is integral to maintain oral hygiene with braces. Please do not allow the food to stick between them as it may create an infection.
Nowadays, Invisalign has become a better alternative to braces. They are clear aligners that you can wear to align your teeth. Invisalign are virtually invisible; thus, nobody figures out if you are wearing them. You may remove them while eating food or brushing your teeth. We will take impressions of your mouth and create customized trays, which you ought to wear for 20-22 hours a day.
Headgear is used to rectify the position of your back teeth while treating the front ones in the process. You are supposed to wear this device only during the night.
We recommend retainers during the final process of your orthodontic treatment. Their role is to prevent your teeth from returning to their original position. Retainers may be fixed or removable. Wearing them will straighten your teeth permanently.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Peak Family Dentistry, Chattanooga, TN, call (423) 899-1948 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Chattanooga TNat 4933 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411, or 9638 E Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421.