It is recommended to visit the orthodontist for the first time around the age of 7 when there is a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose teeth and jaw problems as soon as possible and provide the most effective treatment.
Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, and less subject to abnormal wear which helps your teeth stay healthy.
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• Anteposterior Deviations - the discrepancy between the upper jaw and the lower jaw when closing the mouth: the overbite and underbite.
• Crowding - the most common problem; occurs when there is not enough space for normal growth and development of permanent teeth.
• Aesthetic Problems - one crooked tooth can spoil a smile! Aesthetic problems can easily be solved with an orthodontic treatment that gives a new look to your lips, jaw and face.
Diagnostic-Comprehensive oral exam and x-rays
Preparation and Installation of appliance.
Monthly visits according to the treatment plan assigned.
The amount of time spent in braces changes from patient to patient. The treatment can take 6 to 30 months, although the standard duration is around 22 months.
Do Braces hurt?
Braces often do not hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a few days as your teeth, gums, cheeks and mouth get used to your new braces.
Do I need to brush my teeth more often with braces?
Brushing and flossing remove any food that may get stuck in between the teeth and the braces.
Do I still need to dental check up every 6 months?
It is even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may get caught in places your brush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.