The American Association of Orthodontics defines orthodontics as, “the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The practice of San Jose orthodontics similarly necessitates professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance and harmony.
Advanced technology in orthodontics and Sunnyvale dental implants allow adolescents and adults to take advantage of the benefits of traditional braces or invisible treatment. Many consider it a long-term investment for their future.
Patients of all ages, during various stages of dental and facial development. The initial consultation (first visit) is when your caring and knowledgeable Sunnyvale orthodontist reviews her findings and recommendations. For c hildren who are not ready to begin treatment, regular follow-up visits are recommended to monitor dental and facial growth and development. Even if your child is not ready for braces, it’s always a good idea to have a consultation when your dentist Sunnyvale orthodontics for young children who have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, typically include correction of jaw problems, harmful habits, and space management to prepare for the permanent dentition. These are considered limited treatment, interceptive treatment, or an initial phase of a 2-phased orthodontic treatment plan and can be administered accordingly
For adolescents who have most or all of their permanent teeth, most tooth and jaw alignment problems can be addressed with full braces, removable devices, or a combination. For older teens, invisible aligners may be an good option. For many adults, correction of the teeth and bite is possible with braces, removable devices, or invisible aligners depending on the severity of the problem. More severe tooth and bite alignment problems often require the help of other dental specialists, as part of an interdisciplinary team approach. Examples include when jaw surgery, implants, bridges, crowns, or cosmetic bonding are planned before, during, or after orthodontic treatment of the teeth.
In general, braces include traditional metal as well as clear ceramic. For patients with unusually small or missing teeth, temporary veneers and replacement teeth are provided with the braces. For additional information on achieving the most healthy, beautiful smile, please visit www.baydental.com to learn more.