Dental Orthodontics Victorville Specialist
WHAT ARE SOME TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR DENTAL ORTHODONTICS IN VICTORVILLE?
SPACERS AND EXPANDERS
Many times spacers and expanders are used either prior to, or in conjunction with, wearing braces. When a patient suffers from overcrowding issues, these solutions can make space for the other teeth. It is critical for there to be room for teeth to move to, or the perfect smile will never be achieved. At times, children will wear an expander years before actually getting braces. This can help teeth to grow into the proper position, or close to it. It works by widening the upper arch bone. At an early age we can separate the mid-palatal suture in the upper arch allowing the palate to widen and create more room for the adult teeth or widen the smile to better fit with the lower teeth.
Traditional metal braces are still an excellent way to straighten teeth, and if you would like more information, we invite you to call 760-955-2273 to schedule a consultation. Technology has improved braces to where the brackets and wires are smaller than they once were. This has made braces more comfortable and less conspicuous at the same time. Simultaneously, smaller brackets mean that there are fewer opportunities for food to become stuck or for awkward photos. This is the best solution for children and at Liberty Village Dental Care we highly recommend considering orthodontics as early as seven, though the actual start time depends on the child and their teeth.
We work with patients throughout the 92392 area that are interested in straightening their teeth but 760-955-2273 do not like the look or feel of traditional braces. In this case, clear aligners can accomplish the same or similar goals without making it obvious. Both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® use aligners to straighten teeth and with consistent pressure applied, teeth will gradually move into position as they do when wearing braces. The aligners themselves look like full, clear retainers and are meant to be worn for around 22 hours per day. This is why many patients in Victorville prefer aligners – they can be taken out at any time.
Dental Orthodontics Victorville: Selection for you
There are various specialties within orthodontia, with some orthodontists specializing in treating either children or adults. Additionally, dentofacial orthopedics is an area of orthodontic care that involves more surgical elements in order to correct issues with the jaw or face. Overall, an orthodontist in California treats the position of teeth and the jaw and while doing so, is also changing the overall shape and appearance of a patient’s face. At Liberty Village Dental Care, we find that many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how dramatically different they look once their orthodontic treatment is complete.
Orthodontia was technically the first specialty that was created in the field of dentistry and in order to become an orthodontist, Dr. Sean Kim had to complete additional schooling in addition to dental school. Similar to how a surgeon furthers their education in order to become a specialist, an orthodontist continues to train until they become a true expert at straightening teeth and aligning the jaw.
WHY ORTHODONTICS IS NECESSARY?
As a Victorville orthodontist, we find that many children suffer from overcrowding issues, creating the need for orthodontics. This can happen as a result of losing teeth before they are ready to come out.
Whether due to an accident or a lack of oral hygiene, when a baby tooth falls out prematurely, the teeth around it can move into the open space. This can cause the shape of the palate to change, and when the adult tooth is ready to come in, there is no room for it. In the past, many people had their teeth pulled in order to make space for all of their teeth where now, we can create a space using a variety of treatment methods.
At Liberty Village Dental Care, we also treat patients throughout the 92392 area that need orthodontics due to their jaw being out of place. This can make it painful to speak, chew, and even open your mouth. When the bite is off, many people find simple daily activities uncomfortable and seek treatment, as a result. In other cases, we provide solutions for teeth that have grown in crookedly, even if there was enough space for them. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can resolve all of these issues.
If you are considering straightening your teeth, there are several ways to do so but the concept is virtually the same regardless of which solution you select. In order to move teeth into position, pressure has to be consistently applied. Teeth cannot be forced into place immediately; rather, there must be slow and consistent pressure in order to ensure that they move without being damaged. Typically, pressure is not applied to all of the teeth at the same time but specific teeth are targeted for movement then an adjustment is made to apply additional force to a different tooth or teeth, while holding the other ones in place. This is necessary for ensuring that each tooth moves into the appropriate position.
When treating patients throughout Victorville we are cognizant of the importance of continued oral health care and recommend that patients do a thorough job of brushing and flossing their teeth while continuing to have their teeth cleaned professionally.
This will decrease the risk of cavities and gum disease while receiving orthodontic care. Once the procedure is over, most patients are required to wear a retainer. Children that straighten their teeth typically only need to wear a retainer for a couple of years where adults often find themselves wearing a retainer for life. Ongoing retention ensures that teeth do not move back into their previous position – a risk with any orthodontics treatment.
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Regardless of how your teeth look today, we can improve your smile using a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WAIT FOR DENTAL CARE
While we understand that many people wait to seek dental care due to anxiety, time, or finances, we do not recommend it. Instead, we suggest that you schedule a dental exam now, even if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort. Doing so will allow us to remove any plaque or bacteria that has built up on your teeth, ensure that you don’t have any cavities that are forming and prevent you from experiencing gum disease. Our goal is to treat you before you have any health issues, and a dental check-up is designed to allow us to do so. If you live in the 92392 area, it doesn’t matter why you haven’t been to the dentist in a while. We welcome you to come back in so that we can protect and improve your oral health.
HELPFUL RELATED LINKS
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of dental terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s oral care guide. 2015
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