Orthodontic treatment varies from one patient to another. Some individuals are fine to go straight into braces while others may need additional work prior to being fitted for brackets or aligners.
What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is specifically designed to straighten and correct malocclusion issues. If you or your child’s teeth are crooked, misaligned or crowded, or if you have an open bite, under bite or overbite, orthodontic treatment can help to create a beautiful, uniform smile. Orthodontic treatment varies from one patient to another. Some individuals are fine to go straight into braces while others may need additional work prior to being fitted for brackets or aligners.
Why do you need Orthodontic Treatment?
If you have ever been told that you would benefit from orthodontic treatment, there’s a good chance that your smile would be better through this type of work being done. Children, teens and adults who have crooked, crowded or misaligned teeth can benefit from treatment. In many cases, having orthodontic treatment can make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean, preventing gingivitis and gum disease. If you have malocclusion problems, orthodontics can help to create a proper bite.
What makes you a candidate for Orthodontics?
To determine if you would benefit from orthodontics, you’ll need to come in for a full consultation. Dr. Buccellato can help create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs as well as work on a budget you can afford. Orthodontic treatment is ideal for patients of all ages, so it’s never too late to begin treatment. Because there are many treatment options available, you can choose the one that best fits your needs.
What can you expect with Orthodontic Treatment?
The first step to beginning orthodontic treatment is to come in for a consultation. The consult with Dr. Buccellato involves an exam, x-rays, impressions, scans and a conversation about which option is right for you. The impressions and scans are used to determine what type of treatment is necessary to correct malocclusion problems. You will need to come into the office at least once a month to have your braces adjusted, whether you’ve gone with metal races or clear aligners. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to three years to complete. You will need to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your results.
If you would like to begin orthodontic treatment or want to know more about your options, contact us today so that we can help answer your questions.