Caring for Your Mouth with Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that helps to correct teeth and jaw alignment problems using different types of dental braces, plates, and headgear. More serious problems are prevented from developing by early intervention and treatment. Orthodontic treatment is often recommended when a person wants to correct his crooked teeth, fix improper bites and treat disorders of the face and jaw development. This type of treatment has no age restrictions, so both children and adults can have it done.

Orthodontic Treatment Involves

    • Dental braces (fixed appliances) – Dentist or orthodontist will prescribe braces may consist of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. The gentle and consistent pressure of the dental braces slowly moves and correctly repositions the teeth.
    • Rubber bands – Rubber bands are used to adjust the patient’s bite and jaw position. These rubber bands are tiny and come in many different colors.
    • Retainers – Retainer is removable or fixed appliance that helps to maintain the teeth w position after braces have been removed. Retainers can also be used to treat minor orthodontic problems.
    • Headgear – Headgear is used to restrict the forward growth of a prominent upper jaw.

It is very important that you clean your braces or plate every time you brush your teeth. Braces can increase the amount of plaque on your teeth, which can lead to tooth decay, tooth discoloration, and gum disease.

For further information please call the Woodcrest Dental studio Dentists in Riverside, CA @ (951)892-0022.

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