Orthodontics Sacramento CA are the modern and convenient way to straighten your Teeth
Our natural teeth are designed to be straight and well-aligned. Straight teeth help us chew and speak properly and create a good-looking smile. When there is insufficient space in the dental arch for proper eruption of teeth, the teeth tend to erupt crooked and out of alignment. Orthodontics is that branch of dental medicine which is dedicated to the study of the position of teeth and the bite. Orthodontists essentially look for signs of misalignment in teeth and take steps to improve the same. At Craftsman Dental Care, creating a healthy smile for every patient who walks into our practice means a lot to us. We offer clear braces to patients who want to get their teeth straightened. Our clear braces are virtually invisible and help patients in getting a beautiful smile in a convenient way. Do you feel bad about your crooked teeth? Why wait? Call us today to make an appointment and our team will take care of your smile.
Malocclusion – How it affects you?
The way the teeth in the upper jaw come together with the teeth in the lower jaw is called occlusion. Malocclusion is a case where the teeth are not in normal positions and there is a deviation in the bite. A number of oral and overall health problems arise when the teeth are not in proper alignment in a bite.
- When the teeth are crooked it may become difficult to clean teeth thoroughly. As a result, there are increased chances of dental infection.
- Crooked teeth lead to reduced chewing efficiency.
- The smile may look less attractive.
- Crooked teeth may lead to increased tooth wear.
- In complex cases, the patient’s speech may get affected because of a bad bite.
An orthodontic treatment can move the teeth in desired directions and improve the alignment. This is done through the continuous application of pressure over teeth, which gradually changes their position to improve alignment. On completion of treatment, dental professionals use retainers to ensure that the teeth do not move back to old positions.
Clear ways to straighten your teeth
When a person thinks of orthodontic treatment, the first thing that comes to his mind is the thought of thick metal brackets and wires that are used to straighten teeth. Dental braces are no doubted one of the most effective ways to improve bite, but some patients simply do not like the idea of unsightly and inconvenient metal brackets fixed over their teeth. As an alternative to unsightly braces, clear aligners have been used by dental professionals to treat mild to moderate cases of orthodontic problems. Through their functional advantages the clear braces such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™ have revolutionized the way teeth are moved today.
- The aligners are removable which makes it easy to maintain oral hygiene during treatment.
- The clear braces are virtually invisible; hence the patient may not feel embarrassed about orthodontic treatment.
- Clear Braces are designed to have a smooth surface and do not cause discomfort to the inner surface of cheeks or lips.
- Patients can eat their favorite food since aligners are removable.
Patients should note that not all cases are treatable using clear Aligners. A dental professional performs a thorough examination of the patient’s case during the first visit and lets him/her know if clear braces are the right treatment option.
Orthodontic treatment using clear aligners
So you have made up your mind to get clear braces. But are they really the best treatment option for you? To find out you have to visit our Sacramento office and go through an examination where our team takes pictures, impressions and X-rays of your teeth if necessary. The impressions are used to study your case and tell you if clear aligners can move the teeth as per plan. On confirmation that the clear aligners are a good treatment option, our dentist sets a treatment plan and communicates with the dental lab. A 3D digital model of the treatment plan is developed at the lab using the impressions of teeth. The digital model is sent to our office where the patient gets to see a preview of expected results. Our dentist communicates changes in the plan if there are any and gets a series of aligners (Invisalign® or ClearCorrect™) fabricated from the lab. The choice of Invisalign® or ClearCorrect™ depends on the case. The aligners are delivered to our office where we fix them over the patient’s teeth. The patient gets a new pair of aligners every two weeks. Our dentist may advise the patient to visit our office every 6 weeks to check the progress of treatment. On completion of treatment, retainers may be provided to ensure that the teeth do not get back to old positions. Patients can see a transformation in the smile on completion of treatment. If you have any questions regarding Orthodontics and clear braces, talk to our team at our Sacramento office.
Most Commonly Asked Questions About Orthodontics
Yes,orthodontics treatment appliances like dental braces help to move your teeth. It makes our misaligned teeth get straight. It can also help to keep your mouth healthy, since crooked teeth are harder to clean. Improperly cleaned teeth will be putting you at risk of cavities and gum diseases.
The treatment should begin at the age between 10 and 14. This is when child's mouth is still growing and teeth are easier to straighten. Patients who have crooked teeth can get treatment at any age.
During the procedure you wont feel any pain but your teeth and gums will probably be a little sore afterwords. The pain can last for up to a week.
It depends on the patient and the type of braces they are getting. Getting braces put on takes about 1-2 hours. The process may seem a little unpleasant, but you shouldn't worry about pain.