Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. If you or your child needs braces, Invisalign, or a retainer, then Family Dental Care is the place to go in Beaverton, Oregon!
Straight teeth are integral for a strong and healthy bite. They are also easier to clean, and they won’t cause further problems by shifting into each other. An orthodontist is a special type of dentist who keeps your smile straight and healthy.
A skilled orthodontist can diagnose a child’s need for braces early on due to the placement of their baby teeth. When the time comes, Family Dental Care in Beaverton, Oregon offers traditional metal braces, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, and retainers. We will work with you to find the best, most cost-efficient method to give you the greatest possible smile!
Traditional braces realign teeth by applying constant pressure over time. They consist of small brackets cemented to the surfaces of your teeth, connected by an archwire. The archwire is periodically tightened during regular visits to your dentist or orthodontist gradually shift your teeth and jaw into the desired position, according to MouthHealthy.org.
A patient with braces will typically wear them for one to three years. After that, they will be given retainers to keep their teeth in place. Teeth can shift back to their original positions after braces are removed, so it is important to wear a professionally fitted retainer every night. Some patients might also opt to have a permanent retainer placed behind their front teeth.
If you don’t want to straighten your teeth with braces treatment, 3D printers and cutting-edge technology have given you another option. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system which involves wearing a series of custom-fitted, clear teeth aligners.
Just as braces involve a gradual process of tightening to get the teeth to move, Invisalign involves a process of aligners that slowly push the teeth into place. The aligners are also removable, so brushing your teeth and eating are much easier than with traditional braces. The process is also quicker than traditional braces in some cases, only taking about 12 months depending on your needs.
Want to have a straighter smile in just six months? Six Month Smiles is an orthodontic process that involves straightening only the front teeth in your top and bottom jaws. This procedure uses clear wires and brackets, so it is much less noticeable than traditional braces.
Six Month Smiles only takes as little as six months because it focuses on the most visible teeth. This quick, discrete method is recommended for adult patients with mild orthodontic issues.
Would you like the confidence and improved health that comes from a straight and beautiful smile? Call Family Dental Care today! We will work to find you the procedure and affordable cost that you need.