Straight teeth not only look and function better, but they stay healthier longer. Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. By spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth, it can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints.
Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that don’t fit together correctly. Malocclusions affect not only the teeth but also the appearance of the face. Most malocclusions are inherited, but some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or the early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to malocclusion.
Orthodontic treatment focuses on correcting irregularities in the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. Nowadays, there are many orthodontic treatment options available. To know which will suit you better, get in touch with the best orthodontist in Boston. Our team will make sure that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs. Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are:
We can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making this a great time to straighten your smile.
There are two main types of orthodontic appliances: fixed and removable. Fixed appliances are bonded to the teeth and can only be removed by a dentist or orthodontist. You can choose from traditional metal brackets and wires to discreet clear or tooth-colored braces. Removable appliances are those that the patient can take out of the mouth, such as Invisalign. The experts at East Boston Dental & Orthodontics will be glad to guide you through the options available to you.
Good oral hygiene is especially important when you are wearing braces. Our orthodontist will instruct you on how to care for your teeth while you’re wearing braces. As always, regular dental check-ups and cleanings are recommended to keep your teeth healthy.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about orthodontics treatment like braces, Invisalign, etc., or to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors Dr. Neetu Bansal or Dr. Vandna Chawla.