Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Methodist Dental is proud to offer the best and most up-to-date orthodontic services for our patients.
Our orthodontists treat malocclusions which are often called bad bites. This is when a client bites down and their teeth do not line up correctly. We also treat crooked teeth or teeth that simply do not line up correctly. Orthodontists also focus on the development of the facial bones and jaw.
While orthodontics can be considered mostly cosmetic procedures, it is important to fix these problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide. They can also be hard to clean, leading to cavities and other problems down the line. The goal in treating problem teeth are to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to close any gaps between teeth and to make sure that the teeth all line up correctly. Sometimes teeth are crooked and need to be straightened up in the mouth. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a client’s speech in some cases.
How can these problems be fixed? Braces are the most common treatment though we also treat our clients with headgear, plates, and more.
Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.
Unlike braces, there are no brackets to tighten. Instead, you use different trays as your teeth move into position. Typically trays are changed every two weeks. Invisalign® is a popular choice for straightening because it involves minimal disturbance to your daily routine or appearance. The trays are difficult to see and most people will have no idea you are wearing them.
Cfast is a cosmetic dental procedure that focuses on straightening the social six teeth, that is the front six teeth in the upper and lower arches. The tooth movement is called rotating, leveling, and aligning, and results in a beautiful smile.
The procedure is very fast, taking only about six months to complete. Your dentist may need to shape some teeth slightly in order to help them align correctly, but Cfast does not remove teeth or use other appliances as part of the procedure.
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