You look in the mirror and your teeth are white. You brush, you floss, and you do all the preventative measures you need for a great smile. But, there is just one problem that you unfortunately had no say in…your teeth are crooked. Or you have gaps in your teeth. Or you have an over bite (or under bite). There is great news, though. This can be corrected at Kiefer Family Dental with orthodontic services or Invisalign!
Orthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of bad bites. Typically these are over bites and sometimes under bites. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite, while having straight teeth that properly meet the opposing teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite makes it easier for you to chew, speak, and bite down.
If your teeth are crowded, protrusive, spaced too far apart, meet in an abnormal way, or do not meet at all, orthodontics are strongly recommended. The “tools” orthodontists most commonly use to guide your teeth into their proper positions are called braces and aligners.
In the past, orthodontic treatments were primarily associated with younger children and teens. Today many adults seek orthodontic treatment to correct long-standing problems. This is true for adults that at one time could not afford the treatments, and now situations in life have changed. Orthodontics can help people of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Some people just don’t like braces. They may not like the look. They may want something that isn’t temporarily “permanent” as braces are glued to your teeth. They may not want something that somethimes can cut the inside of your mouth. Welcome to the wonderful invention for aligning teeth without braces called Invisalign!
Invisalign is manufactured by Align Technology, and their clear aligner system has been used to treat over 3 million patients.
Clear aligners are also known as invisible braces. Aligners have become one of the main ways that orthodontists use to move teeth and align jaws to create healthy, beautiful smiles.
Just like their forefather “traditional braces”, aligners are designed to move teeth a little bit at a time. Before treatment begins, an orthodontist will examine, and take diagnostic records including x-rays, photographs, and impressions or digital scans of the teeth.
From that information, the orthodontist arrives at a diagnosis, and then works to design your smile and plan the treatment process. They will know which tooth moves where, and in what order, guiding teeth into healthy positions. Most people see their orthodontist for a check-up about every six-to-ten weeks using Invisalign. While it does cost a bit more, many are happy with the results that Invisalign provides.
We at Kiefer Family Dental hope that the information about regarding orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign was helpful. The office of Kiefer Family Dental provides these services as well as the best in modern dentistry for individuals and families including solving all dental issues you may encounter.
Our highly-qualified dentists and gentle hygienists work hard to combine knowledge and skill with the latest in technology to give our patients the best possible dental outcomes. With services ranging from periodontal therapy, oral surgery. dental implants, dentures and even being set up for Invisalign clear braces, Kiefer Family Dental is your Evansville, Indiana A+ dental choice. Call (812) 424-9506 or use the website to book an appointment online.