At Designs in Dentistry we offer Invisalign Treatments.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw,
face and bite irregularities
Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an orthodontist, who has completed
two to three years of additional training beyond dental school.
Whether it’s traditional braces or custom made removable appliances, orthodontics can help you have the healthy,
straight, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for!
Give us a call today and schedule your orthodontic consultation!
Types of Braces
Cosmetic Dental Treatments play a big role in your daily life. These treatments are designed to help you change the way you look sometimes in a drastic manner. We will help you plan and make efficient decisions on what treatments is best for you.
There are many different types of orthodontic braces available. Each type, though made of varying components, realigns the teeth to enhance chewing, biting, and aesthetics.
The two main types of braces are: removable and fixed devices.
Often more affordable and expedient than any other kind of braces – particularly in the case of a severe "bad bite"
Pressure is applied to the teeth. The appliances must modified by an orthodontist at routine appointments to continue exerting appropriate pressure.
We offer Invisalign® Clear Braces.
Invisalign® is a series of removable aligning trays.
Trays Gradually reposition the teeth into the correct alignment.
They can be easily removed at any time.
Invisalign® Trays require commitment from the wearer.
These trays are mostly recommended for minor to moderate alignment problems.
Dr. Holina will go over the treatment with you, and once approved, we order your aligners. We provide sets of aligners every two weeks, allowing you full control of your treatment plan. We invite you back about every six weeks to monitor your progress.
Once you’ve completed your last aligning tray set, and to ensure retention of your results, we provide clear retainers as part of the Invisalign treatment.
This innovative treatment plan is perfect for patients’ on-the-go, who do not want to compromise their aesthetics with traditional metal braces. Invisalign® provides an inconspicuous option to achieve the smile you deserve.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Removable- Patients do not need to add to their at-home oral care routine, simply remove the aligners before you brush and floss your teeth. With no interference with day-to-day activities, patients can enjoy all their favorite foods without the concern of damaging their orthodontic appliances. Simple remove your clear aligners before you eat and drink.
Appealing- Fabricated out of nearly invisible, durable materials, Invisalign clear aligning trays are custom created to form to your smile. Almost invisible!
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BRACES FOR KIDS
The placement of orthodontic braces is not at all painful, and the end result will be a beautiful straight smile.
Orthodontic braces, tend to work much quicker on pre-teens and teenagers since they are still experiencing jaw growth.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children should first see an orthodontist around the age of seven years-old. An orthodontic examination may be beneficial before age seven if facial or oral irregularities are noted.
What Causes Misalignment of Teeth?
Most irregularities are genetic or occur as a result of developmental issues. Poorly aligned teeth often cause problems speaking, biting and chewing.
Some irregularities are acquired or greatly exacerbated by certain habits and behaviors such as:
Thumb or finger sucking
Prolonged pacifier use
Poor oral hygiene
What’s involved when a child gets braces?
These are the steps to acquire braces treatment:
A visual examination of the teeth
Study models (bite impressions)
Computer generated images of the head and neck.
The orthodontist will evaluate the results and advise on the treatment recommended ( most commonly "fixed braces")
Fixed braces cannot be lost, forgotten or removed at will, which means that treatment is completed more quickly.
Removable appliances may also be utilized, which are less intrusive and are generally used to treat various types of defects.
BRACES FOR ADULTS
Orthodontic braces were historically associated with teenagers. Today, an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth and correct malocclusions (bad bites). In fact, it is now estimated that almost one third of all current orthodontic patients are adults.
An adult can experience the same beautiful end results as a teenager, but treatment often takes longer.
Can adults benefit from orthodontic braces?
Absolutely! Crooked or misaligned teeth look unsightly, which can cause a low self-esteem and a lack of self confidence. Aside from poor aesthetics, improperly aligned teeth can also cause difficulties biting, chewing, and articulating clearly. Generally speaking, orthodontists agree that straight teeth tend to be healthier teeth.
Straight teeth offer a multitude of health and dental benefits including:
Reduction in general tooth decay
Decreased likelihood of developing periodontal disease
Decreased likelihood of tooth injury
Reduction in digestive disorders
There are now a wide range of fixed and removable orthodontic devices available, depending on the precise classification of the malocclusion.
The most common types of malocclusion are underbite (lower teeth protrude further than upper teeth), overbite (upper teeth protrude further than lower teeth), and overcrowding where there is insufficient space on the arches to accommodate the full complement of adult teeth.
Prior to recommending specific orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist will recommend treatment of any pre-existing dental conditions such as gum disease, excess plaque, and tooth decay. Orthodontic braces can greatly exacerbate any or all of these conditions.