Orthodontic treatment is used to correct an abnormal bite caused by teeth that are crowded or crooked. In some cases, the upper and lower jaws may not meet properly causing an uneven bite. Crooked and crowded teeth make cleaning the mouth difficult, and this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.
An improper bite can interfere with chewing and speaking and can cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel. By utilizing the most advanced orthodontic technology available, Creekside Dental can tailor orthodontic treatment plans to fit the needs of children, teens, and adults.
Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are a device used to align teeth and their position. Braces are often used to correct under-bites, overbites, cross bites and open bites, or crooked teeth. They are also used to correct various other flaws of teeth and jaws, whether cosmetic or structural. Orthodontic braces may be used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to widen the palate or jaws or otherwise shape the teeth and jaws. While they are mainly used on children and teenagers, adults can also use them.
New Options with Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a virtually invisible solution, so you can smile both during treatment and after. In fact, almost no one will know you’re wearing Invisalign unless you tell. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks, and your teeth will move — little by little — toward the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign® is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. You visit Creekside Dental every month or two to check your progression and get new aligners. Average treatment time is only six to eighteen months. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. And you can brush and floss normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Ortho-tain™ is a clear dental mouth piece used to help correct a variety of dental problems such as crowding, extra space, overbite, deep bite, and over-jet. The patient wears it for a few hours a day “chewing” on the device. Then it is typically worn overnight. Quite often, if worn properly, it may eliminate the need for further orthodontic intervention.