Orthodontic treatment in Boynton Beach Florida

A smile is healthy and beautiful when teeth are straight and well-aligned. When there is insufficient or more space in the jawbone, the teeth can erupt crookedly or there may be gaps between teeth leading to a bad bite. Orthodontics is the branch of dental medicine which is dedicated for the study of position of teeth and jawbone. Orthodontic treatments are concerned with moving teeth and making necessary changes in the supporting bone such that the bite is improved which is very much essential from oral health perspective. At our dental office, we offer comprehensive dental care to cure all dental problems of people. If you are a resident of Boynton Beach, FL or surrounding communities, make an appointment and meet our dentist for an oral checkup. Our oral care can create a healthy smile for you.

Malocclusion and Orthodontics

The ultimate aim of orthodontic care is to prevent and cure problems related to the bite. The upper and lower teeth come together in a bite. When the teeth are in irregular positions, there can be problems with the bite. Such conditions are called malocclusion. An orthodontic treatment is essential to move teeth in the planned directions and improve the bite. The treatment is recommended to avoid the following problems.

  • Malocclusion can make it difficult to maintain oral hygiene
  • It can make a smile less interesting
  • It can reduce chewing efficiency
  • It can cause teeth wear
  • Malocclusion can affect speech

Dental braces – What are they and why are they recommended?

Dental braces are wired appliances that are designed to apply pressure on teeth and move them in the planned direction. The wire is kept in tension mode for this purpose. People undergo this treatment mostly during the teenage but the treatment is effective even in adults. Dental braces are recommended in order to prevent long-term oral health problems and improve efficiency of the bite.

Dental braces treatment process

Our dentist performs a thorough oral check during the first visit of the patient. If signs of malocclusion are noted, X-rays and impressions may have to be taken. An acrylic model of the dentition is created at our office to understand the bite. Our dentist recommends dental braces when the teeth are in irregular positions and there is necessity for improvement of bite.

Dental braces consist of brackets and wires. Firstly the teeth and gums are cleaned through professional techniques. Tooth decay if found during the course, must be treated before application of braces. Once the dentition is ready for application of braces, our dentist marks the position of brackets. Teeth are dried and adhesives and dental cement are used to bond the brackets over the teeth. The wires are then fit in the brackets in tension mode. Initially the patient may feel some discomfort since there is pressure over teeth. Once the teeth start to move the discomfort reduces. The patient is advised to visit the dental office periodically to check progress of treatment and get the wires tightened. The treatment may take about 18 months or more depending on the case. On completion of treatment, our dentist recommends the use of retainers to ensure that the teeth remain in new positions and do not fall back.

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces have been widely acknowledged for their ability to cure complex bite problems. As a traditional form of orthodontic treatment they continue to be the most effective and preferred solutions by orthodontists. Metal braces have wires and brackets which are designed to apply pressure on teeth and move them in desired direction. Traditional metal braces are successful in treating cross bites, open bites, crowding and other complex orthodontic conditions. An orthodontist studies the position of teeth and plans a treatment accordingly. Gels are used in the process to fix the brackets over teeth and the wires are then fit in the brackets in tension mode. Patients should visit the dentist periodically to check the progress of treatment and reset the wires in tension mode.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. These removable aligners are made of smooth BPA free plastic. They have proven to be one of the finest ways of treating simple orthodontic conditions since the aligners are invisible. It is easy to maintain oral hygiene with these aligners since a patient can remove them when cleaning teeth. The treatment duration may vary from 18 months to 24 months based on the condition. A series of aligners are custom-made for the patient and each pair should be replaced with another after every 2 weeks.

Damon Braces

Damon braces have introduced a new method of treating orthodontic problems. Unlike regular metal braces which have elastic ties, Damon braces are passive and self-ligating. They work by applying lighter forces on teeth. Patients do not have to worry about food particles getting attracted to the braces since Damon system eliminates the need for elastic ties. Maintaining oral hygiene is much simple with these revolutionary braces and there are fewer adjustments required during the treatment. With Damon braces patients need not have to get their teeth extracted for orthodontic treatment. The braces work with even the most complex conditions. Both the wires and brackets are designed in such a way that light pressure continuously acts on teeth to move it in place.

Office Hours

Monday 8:30 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed