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Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist

orthodonticsIf you are concerned with maintaining healthy teeth and gums, one of the best things you can do is to see an orthodontist. Even if you have a clean bill of dental health, it does not hurt to see an orthodontist and make sure that you do not have any potential problems developing in your mouth. We know exactly how important an orthodontic visit can help improve your dental health. Here are five benefits that come from scheduling an orthodontic visit.

Improves Your Smile
Visiting an orthodontist is a great step towards improving your smile. They can give you treatments that will fix misaligned teeth, which can make a huge difference for your smile. Continue reading

Why Orthodontic Treatment is Important

orthodontic treatmentOrthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth. It is also a great way to improve a person’s overall self image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.

Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Important Problems Such As:
• Crowded teeth spaced too close together
• Gaps between your teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Overbite or underbite
• Upper and lower teeth that do not meet Continue reading

Common Dental Issues with Braces

dental bracesDuring the course of orthodontic treatment, some patients struggle with various problems, many of which are entirely avoidable. We encourage our patients to be diligent with proper dental care and routine cleanings. Failure to emphasize consistent healthy dental habits can lead to serious, and sometimes permanent, damage.

Demineralization
Demineralization is the loss of minerals from the tooth surface around braces, caused by acid. This loss will cause a chalky white spot on your tooth, which can lead to a cavity. Continue reading

Braces: Do I Really Need Them?

bracesPeople can benefit from orthodontic treatment at almost any age. Problems like crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and jaw pain can often be corrected through orthodontics. While there are several treatment options depending on your circumstances, braces are one of the most popular and effective treatments.

Esthetics And Confidence
Oftentimes, crowding, spacing, and protrusion make people feel insecure about their teeth. They are embarrassed to smile in photographs and in front of others. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can help correct these esthetic imperfections and give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.

Orthodontic Relapse
Orthodontic relapse is a condition where teeth slowly fall out of alignment following treatment. This usually compels people to return to a practice for another round of orthodontic treatment to correct it. At Fairfield County Orthodontics, we make sure that after our patients have finished their treatment and understand the importance of wearing retainers to minimize the risk of relapse. Continue reading