Orthodontics the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces. When we mention ortho treatment people normally think about braces, but orthodontics today offer much more:
- Lingual braces
- Orthodontic retainer
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing
appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X – rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment: Overbite, sometimes called “buck teeth” — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
Underbite — lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midline — when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth
Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
Invisalign treatment offers treatment plan in coordination with your orthodontist and Insalign. Once confirmed, a detailed treatment plan will then be developed using ClinCheck®, virtual 3D treatment plan. ClinCheck shows the series of movements
your teeth are projected to go through over the course of the treatment – so you can see how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins.