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Orthodontic Treatment: Corrects Misaligned Teeth

Posted Oct 13 2010 6:43pm

Misaligned teeth can adversely affect your smile and facial appearance. It can also affect dental hygiene. At present, advanced orthodontic treatment is available to correct misaligned teeth without the patient having to undergo much discomfort or irritation.

Apart from correcting misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment can efficiently resolve complex dental disorders such as overcrowded teeth, extensively spaced teeth, protruding teeth, openbites, overbites, underbites and crossbites. Orthodontic treatment also helps prevent irregular wear of tooth surfaces, gum diseases, chewing and digestion disorders and speech difficulties.

Removable Braces for Straightening Misaligned Teeth

Before prescribing braces for correcting misaligned teeth, orthodontists usually carry out a thorough evaluation of your teeth, jaws and facial structure by taking X-rays and photographs. Based on the severity of your disorder, orthodontic treatment procedures with metal braces, ceramic braces or Invisalign braces are suggested.

Invisalign treatment is a safe and comfortable orthodontic procedure for correcting misaligned teeth. These custom-made aligners are designed using 3D imaging technology according to the bite impressions of your teeth. They are free from metal wires and brackets and therefore preferred by adults and teenagers. During the treatment, you have to wear these clear plastic aligners for two weeks and then replace it with a new set to speed up the aligning process.

In normal conditions orthodontic treatment with Invisalign can be completed within 9 to 15 months.  The patient has to use about 18 to 30 sets of aligners. This may vary in individual cases.

Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, so the patients can complete the treatment without others noticing. As these braces are detachable, users can maintain excellent oral hygiene. They can eat, brush and floss normally.

Expert Orthodontists Ensure the Best Results

When planning to undergo orthodontic treatment for correcting your misaligned teeth, consult an expert orthodontist. Discuss your unique requirements and results expected from the treatment with the specialist, so that you benefit from the best procedure.

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