Braces are used by millions of people as a means to straighten their teeth. Whether in North America, Europe, Asia – or beyond, many “take to the wire” in order to straighten their smile, and ensure their optimal oral health.
As your Delta Orthodontist we offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, with a variety of orthodontic treatments to choose from. We address issues such as:
– crooked teeth
– irregular bite concerns
– gap issues
– jaw problems
Whether you are looking into orthodontics for the first time, or are currently a patient, we want to keep you well informed on the processes and procedures we utilize to create amazing smiles for individuals and families alike.
Although you can have procedural braces put on at a dental office, only certified specialists in orthdontists, like MadukeBulat, have at least two years of additional training beyond dental school, as well as ongoing clinical training to stay current with industry standards and trends. We treat improper bites, and ensure your teeth become correctly aligned, as well as address jaw issues in the process.
Crooked Teeth – The Cause
Both genetics as well as environmental factors cause crooked teeth as well as bite concerns. Heredity can often be the cause of crowded teeth, or the opposite – gaps between teeth, depending on your jaw size and structure.
In addition, if you sucked your thumb as an infant, or had jaw injuries at a young age …these factors can attribute to crooked teeth as well.
Many people’s teeth are irregular in some way. For example, teeth may be slightly crowded or unevenly spaced. In fact, experts say many adults have an irregular bite even with a straight smile. Sometimes the main problem with a “bad” bite can be appearance, other times it can cause jaw issues. In other cases, it can cause difficulty in chewing or talking.
Straightening Your Teeth – The Options
Orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth often comes in three stages…
1. First, appliances are used to create additional space in your mouth – such as palatal expanders. This type of expander expands the width of the palate, and lingual bars are used to create space in the lower jaw.
2. Next is a corrective stage, in which braces are put on your teeth, beginning the process of straightening and closing necessary gaps. This takes different time spans depending on the severity and issues involved.
3. Lastly, after both the expanding and straightening processes are complete, a retainer is created for you specifically to retain your smile for years to come. Both removable and fixed options will be discussed, and follow-up appointments might be necessary to ensure your teeth maintain their corrected smile.