Orthodontic Treatment Redondo Beach
Straight teeth can make a dramatic difference to your smile and self-confidence. There is no age limit on orthodontic treatment. It is not purely a cosmetic treatment, it can help improve bite, chewing, and speech functions. They are easy to clean and help keep the mouth free of decay or gum disease. Orthodontic treatment in Redondo Beach is available at the office of Dr. Greg Shvartsman.
Orthodontic treatment can resolve various bite problems, which can be evident by the age of 7. These include crossbite, underbite, and overbite, where upper and lower teeth do not close properly. To correct bite problems, teeth are held in placed with the periodontal ligament. The orthodontic appliances move the teeth by exerting light, constant pressure. This force can be applied using metal wires run through small brackets attached to the teeth and semi-rigid plastic of clear aligners.
Teeth can be moved at any age, so there is no deadline for orthodontic treatment. About one in five patients are adults. There are several tooth-colored ceramic braces, clear aligners, and invisible lingual braces which make orthodontic appliances less evidence and uncomfortable. Adults are carefully examined for signs of periodontal disease, which will be controlled before treatment begins.
Orthodontic appliances ranges across metal, ceramic, lingual braces and clear aligners. Clear braces use ceramic or plastic brackets, which are distinctly invisible. Removable clear aligners are an alternative to fixed orthodontic appliances. They consist of clear plastic trays that precisely fit over the teeth. Each type of appliance has their own specific advantages or disadvantages. To discuss these further, please call our office and schedule a consultation.