WHAT IS INCLUDED IN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT ?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a dental condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. It deals with facial and jaw irregularities. Improper alignment of the teeth and jaw arches affects coherent speech, chewing, and biting abilities. Orthodontic Treatment in Pasadena is vital for oral health and comfort.
What Does Orthodontic Treatment Involve?
During the beginning of treatment, Dr. Sahil Trimbake develops a treatment plan in the completion of a thorough visual examination of a patient’s smile. After completion of the treatment plan, a diagnostic record is created which includes panoramic x-rays, bite impressions, and additional imaging of the jaw joints. In the case of an overcrowded mouth, one or several teeth need to be extracted to prepare for the realignment process. Once the diagnosis preparation gets completed, a fixed or removable orthodontic appliance is used to move the teeth and jaw into ideal alignment.
Fixed Appliances: Traditional metal braces are the most common fixed orthodontic appliances. Ceramic, metal, or clear brackets are fixed onto each tooth and an arch wire is threaded through each one for connection. The wire is tightened slightly every week until the desired results are achieved. These fixed brackets (Appliances) are removed after 18-30 months of the treatment.
Removable Appliances: Removable appliances come in different shapes and sizes and are popular because of their convenience and versatility. Removable devices include headgear, retainers, and Invisalign® trays. Our Pasadena Orthodontist creates a custom treatment plan for each case. The time for correction with removable devices varies by the severity of the original malocclusion.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment :
Our Orthodontist carries out the work that aims to solve the following problems:
- Straightening crooked teeth
- Treating an improper bite
- Closing wide gaps between the teeth
- Boosting the long-term health of gums and teeth
- Improving speech
Orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of the teeth, speech function, and protects teeth from damage.