Orthodontics in Springfield, MO

Orthodontics in Springfield, MO

Invisalign, A Better Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign are clear aligners made of thin, polyurethane plastic that are removable. These trays would make a great option for teenagers or adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

They are comfortable to wear and do not irritate the soft tissue in your mouth. You can eat food comfortably, but all you need to do is keep your aligners and mouth clean to avoid cavities or other dental conditions. Invisalign can help you maintain your oral hygiene habits through proper brushing and flossing.

Straightening your teeth is the purpose of orthodontic treatment at Ascend Dental Design, which may include the use of braces, retainers, and aligners. Treatment usually begins in the pre-teen or adolescent years, but adults may also require orthodontic treatment. The treatment may feel like a chore that lasts several months or a couple of years, but it can resolve serious issues.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on repositioning misaligned teeth and jaws. There are many various types of braces or aligners to choose from, and children, teens, and adults can all have orthodontic treatment. 

Common Orthodontic Problems

Overcrowding

This problem happens when there isn't enough room in your mouth to accommodate all of your teeth. It can also happen if your teeth emerge incorrectly.

Spacing Issues

This is a space between your teeth. In rare cases, incorrect spacing in one area of the mouth might result in overpopulation in another.

Overbites

This happens when your upper jaw protrudes too far beyond your lower jaw.

Crossbites

When one or more of the upper teeth on either side of the upper jaw descends into the lower teeth, this is called mastication.

Open Bites

This happens when your upper and lower front teeth do not connect properly, leaving an open area.

When Should You Consult an Orthodontist?

If you notice any of these indicators or have any worries about your child or yourself, it may be time to arrange an appointment at Ascend Dental Design.

  • Early or late tooth loss
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Crowded, misaligned, or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that move, produce noises, protrude, or are recessed
  • Difficulties with speaking
  • Protruding teeth
  • Grinding or clenching of the teeth
  • Inability to close one's lips comfortably

The Health Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

Braces increase the appearance of your smile, but they also improve the condition of your periodontal, jaw, and oral health. Straighter teeth help to prevent tooth decay, which is the major cause of periodontal disease. Using braces to correct your teeth can also help you avoid the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders. Because orthotics work to correct the jaw, they can reduce headaches, clicking, and popping sounds. Finally, orthodontics closes gaps between teeth, making it easier to maintain good dental hygiene.

Invisalign are clear aligners made of thin, polyurethane plastic that are removable. These trays would make a great option for teenagers or adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

They are comfortable to wear and do not irritate the soft tissue in your mouth. You can eat food comfortably, but all you need to do is keep your aligners and mouth clean to avoid cavities or other dental conditions. Invisalign can help you maintain your oral hygiene habits through proper brushing and flossing.

At Ascend Dental Design in Springfield, MO, and Branson West, MO, we provide the best dental care available today. To learn more about our services, contact our Springfield dental office at (417) 887-3100, our Branson West dental office at (417) 272-3352, or schedule an online consultation.

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