Some patients deal with multiple complications over the course of orthodontic treatment, many of which are totally avoidable. We urge our patients with good dental treatment and regular cleanings to be vigilant. It can lead to serious, and often permanent damage if consistent healthy dental habits are not emphasized.
The removal of minerals from the tooth surface around braces, caused by acid, is demineralization. A chalky white spot on your tooth can cause this loss, which can lead to a cavity. Continue reading →
Individuals of almost any age will benefit from orthodontic care. Problems such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites and jaw pain may also be resolved with orthodontics. Although various treatment options are available depending on the circumstances, braces are one of the most common and successful treatments.
Esthetics And Confidence
Some people feel uncomfortable about their teeth because of crowding, spacing, and protrusion. Smiling in photos and in front of people is shameful. Fortunately, orthodontic surgery will help correct these esthetic imperfections and give you the confidence and pride that comes with straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
Orthodontic relapse is a disorder in which after surgery, the teeth gradually fall out of alignment. It generally compels patients to go back to a hospital to fix it for another course of orthodontic care. At Fairfield County Orthodontics, we make sure we consider the value of wearing retainers we reduce the likelihood of infection once our patients have completed their treatment.
Good teeth are widely known as the basis for a beautiful smile, but not everyone is lucky enough to be born with perfectly straight teeth. The thought of wearing conventional metal braces to fix a crooked smile simply isn’t appealing to many adults and image-conscious adolescents. We offer, in the form of Invisalign clear braces, a cosmetically preferable alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment.
Will Invisalign Work For Me?
The Invisalign transparent braces procedure has rapidly become the popular way of successfully straightening teeth in America for countless teenagers and adults, and it’s not hard to see why. Invisalign uses personalized clear plastic aligners that specifically suit your particular dentition rather than using bulky metal braces and wires to slowly ease teeth into their correct positions. The aligners are secure, nearly invisible, and they can be removed quickly and easily to feed, clean and brush your teeth.
Maintaining careful oral hygiene is important during any procedure with orthodontics. Maintaining proper oral hygiene during therapy is an necessary aspect of wearing braces but for many patients it is a challenge. It is important to take a little more time on your braces while you are brushing your teeth. Remember, your teeth are still to floss. At first it will take a bit longer but keeping the area between your teeth clean will make sure your teeth get straighter faster. If you have a removable orthodontic device such as retainers or Invisalign then you can use a toothbrush to brush your appliance. Plaque has to be cleaned completely from your teeth so it’s much more necessary to remove plaque when you have braces. The brackets and wires inside your mouth build plaque spaces to cover. If plaque is not cleaned from your teeth and around your braces properly and regularly, you run the risk of developing gum disease, tooth loss, enamel scarring and poor breath. Continue reading →
The quality of an orthodontist is one of the most critical reasons that people seek treatment. Overbites are a dental condition where the upper teeth stick out, covering the lower teeth, also known as malocclusion or overjet.
What Causes An Overbite?Some triggers, all of which are mostly normal, are overbites. They can all be inevitable, except for one reason. Some common causes of overbites are as follows:
• Habit – As the only avoidable cause, overbites may be a result of sucking on your thumb from a young age or even the use of a pacifier. These types of overbites are easy to fix, as just the teeth need to be repositioned. Continue reading →
Over the past several decades, orthodontic care has changed tremendously. People today have more freedom and selection than ever before. People who thought they were out of reach with a straight teeth and a good smile were surprised to learn that they too can smile with confidence and that orthodontics can be a wise investment for the future.
• Orthodontic Treatment Requires Traditional Braces
Our office has a variety of treatment options to help patients achieve their goals, which include Invisalign. Each option is evaluated and recommended based on the patient’s individual needs and desires. Continue reading →
Swollen, red, and tender gums are commonly experienced by most people who are in the midst of orthodontic treatment. The gums are more likely to swell during orthodontics and controlling the problem can present a bit of a challenge for even the most diligent dental patient. For some patients, the condition is limited to a mild case of gingivitis which will go away when the braces are removed. For other patients, the gums can become permanently overgrown due to years of chronic inflammation. No matter the degree of swelling, it is important to address the issue early on.
What Causes Swollen Gums?
Ceramic or metal brackets cemented to your teeth and threaded with wires make thorough toothbrushing a bit more challenging than it used to be. However, cleaning your teeth to remove bacteria is still as important as it has always been, because bacterial plaque can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease, the first stages of which are red, bleeding, and swollen gums. Continue reading →
Every child’s teeth and bite develop at their own rate. There are, however, common
signs that can signal the need for braces. Your child’s dentist will be on the lookout
for these symptoms, but it does not hurt to know when time for an orthodontist’s
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child visit an
orthodontist by age seven for evaluation. This precautionary measure is intended to
discover any dental problems your child may be developing and that can be treated
before reaching adolescence. Treatment for certain issues during childhood may
even eliminate the need for traditional metal braces or clear braces in the future. Continue reading →
Dental braces come in different forms. We place complete confidence in our orthodontists to help provide us with the best dental care and solutions. However, it wouldn’t hurt to be more informed before paying your trusted orthodontist a visit, right? Getting braces is quite a substantial investment nowadays, so it’s best to be prepared to make intelligent choices. To give you a brief guide on the different types of braces currently offered, here are the four main types of braces to familiarize yourself with:
Traditional Braces – This is the most inexpensive and most commonly used among the different types of braces available today and is designed for patients of all ages. Traditional braces mainly consist of one small bracket glued to the front part of each tooth. Continue reading →