Orthodontia is a type of dentistry that focuses on the teeth and jaw. Primarily they work to realign crooked or uneven teeth, close gaps, and correct abnormal bites.
One of the most common methods employed by an orthodontist to straighten teeth are braces. Braces are commonplace in children and many adults will also get them. Braces can help straighten teeth over a long period of time by gradually influencing the direction of growth or pulling them into desired locations.
The primary goal of braces is to straighten teeth and provide a nice and even bite. Our dentists will walk you through a diagnosis of your current situation and inform you how long you will be expected to wear them to achieve the desired results.
The steps for braces application are as follows:
Braces are an extremely safe form of corrective treatment. However, there are times during the course of having braces when complications can arise.
Due to the physical structure of braces, small pockets of spaces are created that can trap food particles. If food is not thoroughly removed and cleaned the possibility for tooth decay, gum disease, and staining increase.
Your teeth may return to their original position or shift out of alignment if the retainer is not used consistently.
Many standard dental health tips apply to wearing braces as well. These tips include:
Be sure to get you scheduled checkups with Sunrise Dental and to follow all of your dentist’s instructions carefully.
At Sunrise Dental of Bellevue, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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