Could Orthodontics Help Me?

Orthodontic treatment is an important facet of dentistry aimed at correcting misaligned teeth and orthodonticscorrecting issues with the mouth’s bite. However, in the past, options for orthodontics boiled down to traditional metal braces and cumbersome brackets and wires. Modern dentistry has allowed for many more orthodontic options and subtle solutions. Learn more about orthodontics and if wearing braces could help you with Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA.

What are my options for orthodontic treatment? 
Orthodontics have come a long way in the last few years. What began as metal brackets, wires and even headgear with traditional braces has evolved into several other, more subtle options. While traditional braces are still usually the most affordable option, patients can also choose for tooth-colored ceramic braces. Orthodontic aligner trays like Invisalign are another option. The trays are virtually invisible to others and totally removable, unlike other treatment options.

How can orthodontic treatment help me? 
Orthodontic treatment can do wonders for a person’s self-confidence. Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite issues to achieve a smile you love can make you feel great about the way you look. Straightening the teeth is also practical functionally. Eliminating overlapping teeth also eliminates tiny, tight spaces where toothbrush bristles or floss cannot reach. These areas are breeding grounds for bacteria and plaque, which cause tooth decay. Additionally, correcting bite issues aligns the biting surface of the teeth, allowing you to speak, eat and chew with ease and, in some cases, treating instances of certain conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

Orthodontic Treatment in Fall River, MA
Dentists usually recommend orthodontic treatment for children over the age of 12 and adults who are in good dental health and free of tooth decay and gum disease. Children younger than 12 may have still-growing mouths which could hinder treatment times or results. On the other hand, some cases use children’s still-growing mouths to benefit treatment, guiding the growth as it occurs. Your orthodontist can help you determine which treatment plan is best for you and your teeth.

For more information on orthodontic treatment, please contact Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA. Call (508) 672-6471 to schedule your consultation for orthodontic treatment with Dr. Shamoon today!