Not everyone is born lucky to have a set of perfectly straight teeth. In fact, one of the oral health problems being brought to the attention of many dental experts is having misaligned, crooked or overcrowded teeth. These oral health conditions can actually be addressed and corrected by undergoing Orthodontics | Orthodontist.

Orthodontic treatments are designed to prevent or correct problems with crooked, misaligned teeth, or jaws that are incorrectly positioned and incorrect or improper bite. Orthodontics play a key role when it comes to improving your appearance as well as improving your overall oral health. It focuses on addressing the problems concerning the alignment of your teeth using dental appliances such as braces, headgears, retainers, aligners and many others.

It is important to correct the position and the bite of your teeth because leaving them untreated will only result in oral health problems like tooth decay, gum diseases, cavities and many others. If you have crooked and misaligned teeth, it will be more difficult for you to ensure thorough cleaning. Orthodontics has been a very useful and helpful branch of dentistry for patients with orthodontic conditions over many years.

Here are some of the most important uses of orthodontic treatments but are not limited to:

  • Addressing and closing the gaps and the spaces between your teeth
  • Correcting or straightening your teeth’s alignment and position
  • Preserving the health of your teeth and gums
  • Treatment of overcrowded teeth
  • Addressing problems with breathing and swallowing
  • Aligning the ends of your teeth to make sure you are able to bite properly
  • Restoring the natural functions of eating and speech
  • To improve your appearance and therefore boost your self-confidence and self-esteem

Some Orthodontic treatments include:

  1. Traditional braces. Braces are one of the most commonly used appliance under orthodontics. Braces are made up of metal brackets, arch wires, rubbers and bands. The bands are pieces of round metal that are secured around your molars to serve as the anchor for the appliance. Arch wires pass through the metal brackets that are attached to each of your tooth and are connected to the bands.
  2. Invisalign. Invisalign also aims to correct the position of your teeth but the only difference of invisalign compared to braces is that it is made of clear plastic aligners that are worn on your teeth. It does not have any metal wires or brackets and the aligners are removable. It is barely visible upon wearing and you can be easily removed whenever you brush your teeth or when you eat hard foods most especially.

For more information on orthodontics treatments, call Buchanan Dental Arts at (914) 737-6300 .

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