Dental Braces in Winchester VA
Braces are the most efficient and accurate way of moving and straightening teeth. Braces (consisting of bands, brackets and wires) are usually made of stainless steel although clear brackets are available. Braces remain on the teeth for the entire duration of treatment of cosmetic dentistry. Patients then need to visit the dental office approximately every 4-8 weeks for adjustments, wire changes, etc.
Your teeth might be crooked, or your upper and lower jaws might not be the same size. If your upper jaw http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/t/tmj is bigger than your lower jaw, that’s called an overbite. If your lower jaw is bigger than your upper jaw, you have an under bite. Malocclusion is a word that dentists use to describe the shape of your mouth.
Your dentist might notice one of these problems during a regular visit and may recommend available solutions or to see an orthodontist. Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded, and/or missing teeth or a bad bite.
Types of braces:
- Metal Braces
- Ceramic Braces
- Lingual Braces
Conventional braces have been considered the standard for many years among patients wanting to straighten their teeth and improve their smile. Modern braces, which bond to your teeth, are made from extremely strong metals to ensure their durability.
While generally metallic colored, different bands and features can be used to enhance today’s braces. Colored braces are also popular with children. The clear orthodontic appliances are a series of removable clear trays designed to straighten your teeth. They are most appropriate for cases that require minimal alignment or for adults who have slight relapse after having had braces previously.
Removable appliances may be utilized to guide teeth to their correct position. Most often they are used to retain the teeth once they are in their correct position. Occasionally, orthodontic treatment is necessary for children who have a mixture of permanent and deciduous (baby) teeth.
If the upper jaw is too narrow for the lower jaw, an expander may be used to guide the width of the upper jaw. If the upper jaw is too far ahead of the lower jaw, nighttime headgear may be suggested. Other reasons for early treatment include correcting a thumb sucking habit, an abnormal swallowing pattern, or gaining space for permanent teeth. The advantage of early treatment is the correction of a problem that may be more difficult to treat later on.
Duration of treatment
Depending on several factors, including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is, treatment time varies and can last between one and three years. A big factor to a successful treatment is you, the patient. The more involved and diligent you are, the quicker and more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive, or early treatment, can also ensure a quicker treatment time later on in life.
Before making a final decision on braces for your teeth, Dr. Haynie will discuss all your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our Winchester VA dental office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about dental braces and the treatments we provide.
If you are searching for a dentist in Winchester VA to assist you in your decision, call Apple Blossom Dentistry today at (540) 667-3267 to schedule teeth cleaning and restore your smile. We love our patients and always strive to provide friendly and professional dental care in a very comfortable environment. We focus on family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and all your dental needs.
We love our patients and always strive to provide friendly and professional dental care in a very comfortable environment. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our dental office in Winchester, VA. Focusing on family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and all your dental needs. Call us at (540) 667-3267.