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Orthodontics at Melton

Straight teeth are important for good oral health and a beautiful smile, but if you have alignment issues, orthodontics can help. Orthodontics is a form of dentistry that can diagnose and correct teeth that are misaligned. Crowded teeth, gaps in teeth, deformed bites and jaw problems can be treated with orthodontics, which can positively impact your health for a lifetime.

Orthodontics at Melton

Straight teeth are important for good oral health and a beautiful smile, but if you have alignment issues, orthodontics can help. Orthodontics is a form of dentistry that can diagnose and correct teeth that are misaligned. Crowded teeth, gaps in teeth, deformed bites and jaw problems can be treated with orthodontics, which can positively impact your health for a lifetime.

What is Orthodontics?

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Orthodontics works with patients who have misaligned teeth that cannot be corrected with less invasive techniques such as Invisalign. Improper positioning of teeth can lead to eating or speech problems and lead to oral health issues in the future. Orthodontics utilises braces and other dental solutions that can help realign crooked teeth or even treat malocclusion, or improper bite. And while many patients use orthodontics to treat oral health, many patients also utilise it for cosmetic purposes, because they want straighter teeth for an improved smile. Orthodontics can help improve the following dental issues:
Misaligned teeth
Crowded teeth
Improper teeth placement due to missing teeth or extra teeth
Underbites and Overbites
Misaligned jaw
Disorder of the jaw joint

The Types of Orthodontic Solutions

Braces are the most commonly used dental solution to align teeth. They are made of either stainless steel or porcelain and allow braces to be placed on either the front (smile) side of the teeth or the backside. These are secured with wires to allow for controlled movement, with wires, springs, and elastic bands to ensure the correct movement of teeth. In some cases, clear braces can be used if the patient prefers.
Headgear is sometimes used in conjunction with orthodontics to treat more severe misalignment issues as well as overbite or underbite issues. In this case, a head or face strap may be attached to the head to help align the teeth and jaw.
Palatal Expansion is a common issue with children who have narrow dental arches. In this case, a palatal expander is used to widen the upper jaw so that the arch opens up and the top and bottom teeth fit together more securely. Some adult patients may use this solution or may opt for a surgical separation solution to correct a narrow arch.
Jaw Surgery is used in more severe cases of jaw misalignment to reposition the bones to create a more even bite. While this may be a more invasive procedure, it may be necessary for some patients before orthodontic treatment to correctly align teeth.
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Orthodontics Melton: Braces Vs Invisalign

Braces are also called fixed braces and are used in more severe cases of misaligned teeth. These are secured to the teeth with dental adhesives and may be secured further with headgear.

Invisalign is for patients with mild to moderate alignment issues and utilizes removable trays to help teeth move into their proper position. They can be removed to eat and clean teeth, and include several trays over a period of time to slowly move teeth into place.

If you want straighter teeth, the best thing to do is schedule a visit with Melton Dental so we can do a full dental exam and consultation. Our skilled and experienced dentists can determine the ideal solution for your situation.

Orthodontics Melton: Braces Vs Invisalign

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Braces are also called fixed braces and are used in more severe cases of misaligned teeth. These are secured to the teeth with dental adhesives and may be secured further with headgear.

Invisalign is for patients with mild to moderate alignment issues and utilizes removable trays to help teeth move into their proper position. They can be removed to eat and clean teeth, and include several trays over a period of time to slowly move teeth into place.

If you want straighter teeth, the best thing to do is schedule a visit with Melton Dental so we can do a full dental exam and consultation. Our skilled and experienced dentists can determine the ideal solution for your situation.

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The Benefits of Orthodontics

Straight teeth are important since improper teeth positioning can interfere with your bite and lead to jaw pain while making is more difficult to clean your teeth. This can increase your risk for tooth decay and loss as well as gum disease like gingivitis. Orthodontics is the ideal solution to help realign teeth to their ideal position and avoid these oral health problems. The benefits of orthodontics include the following:
Improved smile with straighter teeth
Improved oral health
Easy to brush and clean
Improve jaw alignment to lower risk of discomfort
Improved ability to speak with straighter teeth
Protect your teeth from damage like cracking from crowded teeth

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Caring for Your Teeth During Orthodontics

 
Looking after your orthodontics and your teeth during treatment is crucial to maintaining good oral health. No matter if you have removable or fixed braces, cleaning them daily will help you lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease or infection. Your dentist will guide you as to which dental tools and cleaning products will be best for your situation while you undergo treatment.
 

Risk Factors of Orthodontics

 
After successful treatment with orthodontics, there is sometimes a risk of relapse, or the teeth moving back out of position. This may be avoided with a fixed or removable retainer. There is a rare but potential risk of root reduction in which the normal tooth support may be compromised. While this complication may take place in those that contract gum disease, it may also take place in healthy patients.

Caring for Your Teeth During Orthodontics

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Looking after your orthodontics and your teeth during treatment is crucial to maintaining good oral health. No matter if you have removable or fixed braces, cleaning them daily will help you lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease or infection. Your dentist will guide you as to which dental tools and cleaning products will be best for your situation while you undergo treatment.
 

Risk Factors of Orthodontics

 
After successful treatment with orthodontics, there is sometimes a risk of relapse, or the teeth moving back out of position. This may be avoided with a fixed or removable retainer. There is a rare but potential risk of root reduction in which the normal tooth support may be compromised. While this complication may take place in those that contract gum disease, it may also take place in healthy patients.

The Cost of Orthodontics

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The price that you pay for orthodontics will depend upon three factors including:
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The type of orthodontics used

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The length of treatment that is necessary for the desired results
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Any complications that may arise during treatment

Choosing the right dentist with the appropriate skills can help build trust. Ask your dentist the right questions and for before and after patient photos with issues that are similar to yours. This can help build confidence in your choice of treatment and ensure you choose the best treatment option. If you choose orthodontics at Melton Dental, you can rest easy knowing we are transparent about pricing and will do our best to work with you so you get your desired results.

To get an indicative cost of our orthodontic treatments, download our Price List here:

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To get an indicative cost of our orthodontic treatments, download our Price List here:

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Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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