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.
If you think that the metal braces you’ve seen since childhood are the same as they’ve always been, think again. Metal brackets, wires and bands have gone through tremendous advances in the last several decades.
The advancement you or your child will appreciate most is how small brackets have become. This means you can enjoy chewing, smiling and other mouth movements without worrying about brackets tearing up your lips and cheeks.
Metal used to be the only way to go when it came to brackets, but ceramic technology now allows orthodontists to adhere clear brackets to patient’s teeth, creating a nearly invisible look. This can be a great option for patients who might feel self-conscious wearing traditional metal brackets. There is no loss of effectiveness when choosing ceramic, but they can be a bit more expensive.
When metal or clear braces simply won’t do, Invisalign offers a more flexible option. This treatment involves a series of clear and customized plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the right position. You can take these aligners off during meals and while brushing your teeth, but it’s important to keep them on the rest of the time. It typically takes two weeks for each individual aligner to have its desired effect, and total treatment time will depend on your individual situation.
Temporary Anchorage Devices
Normal braces treatments are designed to realign all or most of the teeth in your mouth, but what can you do when you only need to move one tooth? Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) allow orthodontists to move specific teeth in a short amount of time by using implants and mini-screws to anchor to the jawbone. This technology can cause minor discomfort for a short time, but treatments are normally short, and the anchoring is easy to remove.
Forsus™ 3M Unitek
When headgear was the solution to overbite problems in the past, young people would dread hearing that they had an overbite. With our high-tech orthodontics in Oviedo, however, you can correct a misaligned bite without the embarrassment. The Fatigue Resistant Device from 3M can shift a bite into the right position by applying consistent but gentle force.
The device is attached to parts of your braces that are hidden by your cheeks, so no one needs to know about your issue. Forget about rubber bands and constant adjustments.
If you’re ready to stop waiting and start pursuing your path to a confident smile, give Kapadia Orthodontics a call today to schedule a consultation. When you need quality orthodontics in Oviedo, you can’t go wrong with us.