Whether you have a child that’s reaching the normal age for braces or you’d like to straighten your own teeth after years of not wearing a retainer, it’s time to stop delaying on your path to a perfect smile. No matter what condition your or your child’s teeth are currently in, there’s a treatment that can produce fantastic results, and we have the training, talent and tools needed to deliver it. We’re proud to deliver a wide range of orthodontics in Oviedo.
You are probably familiar with the idea of correcting children’s bite issues with braces. What you might not know is about 25 percent of the patients seeking help with orthodontic problems are people over the age of eighteen. That’s rights, adults with braces just like you.
Adult problems are similar to those of youngsters and include crooked teeth, overcrowding of teeth, overbites, underbites and misaligned teeth. Without treatment, these problems cause pain in the joints of the jaw and trouble chewing, and can evolve into serious dental issues like gingivitis or periodontitis.
Your mouth is relatively easy to overlook — until it isn’t.
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your mouth when your lips, tongue, teeth, gums and salivary glands are properly functioning. But when they’re not — when you’ve got a cavity, canker sore or an inflamed taste bud on the tongue — you’re probably well aware of it.
A straight, bright smile is one of the most everlasting gifts you can give to your son or daughter.
- Hygienically,straight, even teeth are easier to brush and floss, which means the subsequent dental work that comes from difficult-to-reach tooth surfaces will be minimized by early orthodontics.
- Cosmetically,a bright, straight smile is noticeable and attractive.
- Emotionally, a child with the benefits afforded by early orthodontic intervention will be positively impacted. Better oral hygiene and a cosmetically attractive smile will mean enhanced confidence and self-esteem for your son or daughter.
If you’ve decided to invest in braces, you can expect three primary phases. With modern orthodontic technology and a skilled staff, Kapadia Orthodontics will take you through a process designed to efficiently and effectively correct a variety of orthodontic issues.
It might sound funny to some, but babies are natural suckers. In fact, many suck their thumbs or fingers while still in the womb.
It’s an entirely natural behavior that allows them to feed and grow. It also helps them feel more comfortable and settle into a great big new world.
It’s no wonder, then, that when babies can’t quite find their thumbs and don’t have anything on which to suck, they start to get a little agitated and start to cry.
No one wants their baby to be uncomfortable — and no one enjoys the sound of a crying baby — so that’s when many parents make the decision to turn to pacifiers.
Many children and young adults wear orthodontic braces to correct facial irregularities, and the results are amazing. However, some patients discover stained teeth after braces are removed.
After all the time, effort, and expense put into braces, these stains, caused by plaque that accumulated on the teeth around the brace attachment points, can seem doubly frustrating.
The stains are usually white and there’s often a slight indentation and roughness to the tooth. Although over time these spots fade slightly, the only way to remove them completely is through specialist treatment.
As your son or daughter’s permanent teeth begin to replace their baby teeth, you may notice that the teeth don’t quite line up correctly, or perhaps during a routine dental exam, x-rays show poor alignment.
The misalignment of teeth is known as malocclusion, and if left untreated it can cause problems with your child’s oral health throughout their life. Potential problems can range from minor to serious.
Human nature sometimes causes us to ignore a situation until it becomes a crisis. Often, if you reach the crisis stage, the cost in both money and outcome is greater than at an earlier stage. One important area where early intervention will save money and suffering is your periodontal health.
If you have periodontal issues, you should seek professional help as soon as you recognize the problem. Many parents know, or at least suspect, that to correct a variety of bite problems, their children will need treatment at some age, and usually with orthodontic appliances.
Thanks to advancements in the science of orthodontics, there are now several excellent options to bring crooked teeth into alignment and perfect a smile with braces. If you’re considering getting braces for yourself or your child, here’s a helpful primer on the different types and how they straighten crooked teeth.
If you’re currently wearing braces, you’re no doubt looking forward to the day they finally come off and you’re free of brackets, bands and food restrictions. When that happy day arrives and you’re finished with the active portion of your orthodontic treatment, you’ll enter the next phase — retention.
Once you’re in this critical phase, you’ll need to wear a custom-fitted appliance called a retainer.