Smiles are a big part of our identity, how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us. In a recent survey of more than 1,000 (age 18 and over) people, 72% of the respondents agreed that. Conversely, nearly half said that crooked teeth leave a negative first impression.
Fixed appliances can improve your smile in a 12-24 month treatment, and provide you with results and benefits that last a lifetime.
■ Healthier teeth and gums
■ Confidence to excel in school, work and personal life
■ Broader smile
■ Enhanced facial features
■ Clearer speech for interviews, public speaking, etc.
We are proud to have Dr Pedro Rodriguez , who has vast experience in Orthodontic treatments and provides treatments at very affordable prices.
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By booking a consultation, we will be able to assess you and give you good indication of what treatment you need and how successful the procedure could be for you.
Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions from people considering orthodontic treatment.
HOW LONG DO I WEAR BRACE?
The treatment time may vary between 12 and 30 months. It will depend on the kind of malocclusion that you have and the type of braces you will wear. Normally the treatment takes between 18-24 months with the conventional braces. With Self-ligated braces the treatment time is typically shorter (6 months shorter than conventional braces).
Improve your Health
A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health:
■ Straight and evenly spaced teeth are easier to keep clean, resulting in better oral health.
■ Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which may help digestion.
■ Aligned teeth create a better bite, which may reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
■ According to the American Association of Orthodontists, crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but may lead to gum disease and tooth loss.
When left untreated, many minor orthodontic problems may become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive stress on gum tissue, and misalignment of the jaw joints. This can all lead to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment by a specialist to correct minor orthodontic issues are often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years. So, no matter what age you are it is never too early (over the age of 10 ) or too late to invest in braces and ultimately invest in yourself.
DOES IT HURT?
You will feel discomfort on the days of having the braces tightened once a month. Once again it will depend on the difficulty of your case. The new orthodontics appliances ensures greater comfort throughout treatment. With the self-ligated braces the forces applied are lighter and is far more comfortable.
WILL I NEED TEETH PULLED?
If your teeth are too crooked you might need to have some teeth taken out. With conventional braces, orthodontists are often forced to pull teeth in order to create space for crowded teeth. With the use of self-ligated braces there is more chance to treat your case without extraction but there are cases which always require extraction. The space is made to improve facial balance and symmetry to provide a natural smile and profile.
Ceramic braces: The aesthetic option for conventional braces but made with porcelain, indicated for mild to moderate malocclusions.
Metallic Braces: Conventional braces made with metal. The wires are held into the bracket with elastics and metallic ligatures, indicated for mild to severe malocclusions.
Self ligating Braces: Low friction braces. They are faster, more comfortable and produce more expansion than conventional braces, reducing in many cases the necessity for extractions, indicated for mild to severe malocclusions
Lingual Braces (Incognito): These braces are fitted to the inner surface of the teeth and are the gold standard in invisible orthodontics.
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