Do I Need to See an Orthodontist?
Gaps, crowding, misalignment, oral development, and more can all be indicators that orthodontics are necessary. With modern dental technology, we are able to offer an array of treatment plans. And, with said treatments, we are able to correct:
- Overbites and underbites
- Crossbites and open bites
- Gaps or crowding
- And more
When Should I See an Orthodontist?
Early Treatment: Our orthodontist in Delray Beach is able to start treating patients as young as seven years old. It is recommended that all children see an orthodontist by this age in order to detect and intercept potential issues. If treatment is necessary at an early stage, we will curate a custom treatment plan that will result in the best possible outcome for your child’s specific situation. Adult Treatment: If you’re insecure about your smile as an adult, there are now options for you too. Teeth shift as we age, and adult braces or Invisalign can change your appearance, improve your oral health, and boost your self-esteem without interrupting your daily life.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
The most important thing about braces is getting the best result without disrupting your life too much. Luckily, you have options when it comes to your treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the possibilities of:
Metal Braces: These are your “traditional” braces in Boynton Beach. Small, metal brackets are cemented to your teeth, with an overarching wire secured into place with small rubber bands. The wire constantly applies pressure to gradually shift your teeth into place.
Ceramic Braces: Similar to metal braces, ceramic braces involve brackets and a wire. However, ceramic brackets are a translucent material for a more discreet treatment. The main downside to ceramic braces is that they are more fragile and prone to discoloration.
Invisalign: The Invisalign System involves a series of clear trays customized to your unique case. An option for adults and teens, this is the most discreet form of orthodontic treatment, eliminating a need to brackets and wires, also allowing you to removability for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign Teen has an added feature of a blue dot wear indicator, so teens know when to change aligners.
Life After Braces
You may think your orthodontic treatment ends once your braces are off. But, there’s actually still some work to do. The retention stage comes once your braces are removed. For at least two years, you will be required to wear a retainer.
This small appliance will ensure that your teeth stay in place after undergoing a transformation. At first, our orthodontist may have you wear it for 24 hours a day, shortening the wear-time as you come to the end of the retention stage. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Are You Looking for an Orthodontist in Boynton Beach?
Correcting your bite and creating a beautiful smile is a journey. And, when you come to Family and Implant Dentistry of Boynton Beach, we’re here to guide you every step of the way! So, if you’re look for an orthodontist in Boynton Beach, contact us to schedule an appointment.