Malocclusion is a problem that affects roughly 20 percent of the population, some much more severely than others. For those with a severe misalignment of their bites – which is around 2 percent of the population, still, a significant number of Americans orthodontic treatment may be recommended.
Orthodontics helps ensure several beneficial outcomes, including:
Straighter teeth and a more aesthetically appealing result
Less gingivitis and tooth decay from particles trapped in crooked teeth
Healthier bite for a healthier jaw
Healthy development of teeth and bite
Straight Wire Orthodontics
If you’re considering orthodontics in Gravette, then no doubt you’re wondering what your options are and how they work. While there exist several different approaches, straight wire orthodontics is one of the most popular and the most effective.
Here’s how it works: An orthodontist attaches brackets to the teeth, aligning the bracket carefully to the crown of the tooth rather than placing it at an angle. The result is a bracket that is ideally situated to pull teeth into the proper alignment in relation to the jaw. This neatly prevents the tendency of some bracket placements to create a “rock” in the tooth, or an incorrect degree of angle of the tooth to the jaw.
Moreover, it means less time in the orthodontist chair. That’s because the orthodontist can place the wire in with minimal bending and tweaking, instead of putting in a straighter wire. The pressure this wire exerts on each bracket will move the teeth into a better position over time, after which the orthodontist switches the wire for further straightening.
Six Month Smiles
Braces are widely considered the best way to correct teeth irregularities. However, one drawback to braces – especially among adults – is their unsightly appearance when installed for treatment. The Six Months Smiles treatment plan isn’t just fast working, but it also uses a more discreet style of braces so that they’re barely visible to anyone you’re interacting with. Here’s some more information about the Six Month Smiles treatment method:
The braces feature tooth-colored wires and clear brackets, making them more discrete.
The treatment method uses a low force with the braces, which help the teeth move gently and comfortably to their desired position.
Six Month Smiles is more focused on adjusting your teeth so that you can have that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. It’s not a treatment method for treating underbites or overbites.
Six Month Smiles is designed for adults 16 years and older. Almost everyone is a candidate for the treatment, so long as they understand it treats misaligned teeth and not the bite.
Compared to conventional braces, Six Month Smiles is more cost-effective.
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