Teeth Straightening is Perfectly Safe When Done Correctly: Facts You Should Know

Posted on: December 2, 2017 by Sam Suliman

Orthodontics

Visit a professional orthodontist

First, it is important to visit an orthodontist for professional straightening services. An orthodontist is someone who goes to dental school but, instead of stopping and starting a practice, continues on to receive additional education in the structure of the teeth and jaw. The extra years of training make an orthodontist the go-to location for straightening teeth.In fact, an orthodontist is the best person to visit for any teeth straightening needs. Teeth straightening is a true dental specialty that requires additional clinical training, giving an orthodontist even further experience.

Address any other problems before the procedure

Second, it is necessary to ensure that we address any oral health problems first. Anyone who is suffering from dental decay or an infection must resolve these issues prior to using orthodontics. Seeking treatment for any other oral health issues is important for the present and during the treatment process. If we identify any oral health problems during an examination, we will make recommendations to treat those issues before starting any other procedures.

Stick to the treatment plan

Third, It is important to follow treatment directions. During the treatment process, we will give patients specific directions for how to take care of their teeth and orthodontics. It is important to follow those directions to reduce the likelihood of a patient suffering from any dental decay during the treatment process.

Keep up with the schedule

Finally, it is important to take the right amount of time to straighten teeth. When completing a teeth straightening procedure, it is important for us to take our time and ensure that it is a gradual and accurate change. Trying to rush the process can lead to dental damage or cause damage to the roots. This is one of the reasons it is so important to have this treatment completed with the help of a trained orthodontist who understands how to move teeth accurately and carefully.A typical orthodontic treatment will take around two years to complete. Some patients can have braces off earlier but this really depends on the distance each tooth has to move to become straight and whether or not the jaw needs to be aligned as well.

Learn more about your options

We offer a variety of solutions for straightening the teeth and aligning the jaw. These include:
  • Traditional metal braces with fixed brackets and wires
  • Clear ceramic braces with brackets and wires that are tooth-colored
  • Clear aligners that are removable and nearly invisible
  • Oral surgery to align the jaw
  • Oral appliances to create additional space in the mouth
Each of these can be explained in greater detail during a consultation but all are effective.

Schedule an appointment

To find out more about your teeth straightening options and what we can do to improve the appearance and structure of your smile, call our orthodontic office and schedule a consultation. After conducting a thorough examination, we can make recommendations and answer questions about the treatment process.

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