Types of orthodontic treatment

Types of orthodontic treatment

Posted by Gary Alder Mar 11,2024

Orthodontic treatment is a dental specialty that focuses on correcting the alignment of your teeth and jaw. It can help you achieve a healthier, more attractive smile. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve your oral health and function. It can help correct issues such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, and jaw misalignment. There are different types of orthodontic treatment that can help you achieve your desired results. At Global Facial Aesthetics, we offer a variety of treatment options for our patients to choose from.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are made of metal brackets and wires that work together to gently move your teeth into proper alignment. The brackets are attached to the front of each tooth using a special adhesive. Then, the archwires are attached to the brackets with tiny rubber bands. These wires apply pressure to the teeth, which gradually moves them into the desired position.

While wearing braces, you will need to visit our office every 4-6 weeks to have your braces adjusted. This will allow us to ensure that your treatment is proceeding as planned. We will also provide you with instructions on how to properly care for your braces at home.

If you are interested in getting braces, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary Alder. During your appointment, we will perform a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the process and help you choose the treatment option that is right for you. Contact us today to get started!

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners are a revolutionary new way to straighten your teeth without wearing traditional braces. The treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-fit to your mouth. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Clear aligners are a popular option among teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Clear Aligners are a series of clear plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually shift them into place over time. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. You will need to visit our office every 4-6 weeks so we can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.

Unlike metal braces, there are no wires or brackets involved, so you don’t have to worry about any painful adjustments or tightenings. Plus, the aligners are made from smooth plastic, so they are comfortable to wear and won’t irritate your gums or cheeks like metal braces can.

Clear Aligners are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because it is virtually invisible and more comfortable than metal braces. In addition, Invisalign® is often less expensive than metal braces. However, there are some drawbacks to Clear Aligners that patients should be aware of before making a decision.

  • First, Clear Aligners are not as effective in treating severe misalignment issues as metal braces.
  • Second, the treatment can take longer than traditional braces.
  • Finally, patients must wear their aligners for at least 22 hours per day, which can be inconvenient for some people.

Overall, Clear Aligners are an excellent option for many patients but may not be right for everyone.  If you are considering Clear Aligners, call us a 708-366-8909 to set up an Orthodontic Evaluation and we can determine if Clear Aligners are right for you.

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