If you’d love to achieve a straighter smile, orthodontics offers many paths to help you reach that goal. When you partner with the team of skilled dentists at OBT Dental & Orthodontics in Orlando, Florida, you have access to the latest orthodontic tools and techniques. Begin your journey by calling to schedule a visit or booking online today.
Orthodontics is an area of dental specialty focused on improving the alignment of your teeth. Orthodontics creates a straighter smile by creating gentle pressure that slowly moves your teeth into enhanced positioning.
Many people think of orthodontics as only an aesthetic concern. But when you have crowded teeth, overlapping teeth, or large gaps between your teeth, your overall dental health often suffers. A straighter smile is a healthier smile, which is why the team at OBT Dental & Orthodontics offers a range of outstanding treatment options.
You have two main options for orthodontic care: traditional metal braces or tray-based alignment systems.
This treatment approach uses small metal brackets affixed to each tooth and connected by a treatment wire. Metal braces are very versatile and can correct a wide range of alignment issues. Additional components like hooks and elastics provide even more ways to shift teeth into better alignment.
Systems like Invisalign® use clear plastic trays to create the pressure necessary to improve alignment. You wear your trays around the clock and switch to a new set every couple of weeks to keep your progress moving forward.
There are pros and cons to each option. Some patients love the ability to straighten their smile with aligners without the metallic gleam of metal braces. Others look forward to braces as something of a teenage rite of passage.
Your treatment plan depends on numerous factors, beginning with your specific alignment issues. During your initial consultation, your dentist provides an overview of your expected treatment timeline.
It’s important to understand how your actions factor into your treatment timeline. If you miss appointments or fail to have broken metal bracket components repaired promptly, your treatment will take longer.
If you wear aligners, treatment progress requires strict adherence to your dentist’s guidelines. Wearing your aligners around the clock is the only way to maintain the gentle pressure necessary to move your teeth into proper alignment.
If you have additional questions or concerns about orthodontic treatments, call OBT Dental & Orthodontics today. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.