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The practice of orthodontics has continued to grow and develop, meaning there are far more options for patients to correct various types of misalignments and malocclusions. Technology has allowed for factors like cosmetic appeal and cost to factor into decisions made by patients. These advancements have made it easier for patients to choose the treatment that best fits their situation, and Madison Family Dental Associates is here to provide more information to better assist your decision-making process. We treat children as well as adults for their orthodontic needs, through a variety of services and products.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is nearly invisible. It uses clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires that traditional braces use. The aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into position. Not only are Invisalign unnoticeable by others, but another benefit to this orthodontic treatment is that they are removable. This means there are no dietary restrictions and brushing and flossing your teeth is made much easier. You will wear your clear aligners all day, only removing them while you eat or brush your teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children begin to see the orthodontist around six years of age for an initial assessment. That does not mean actual treatment for your child will begin at the age. This simply means that the pediatric orthodontist will evaluate your child’s oral cavity and determine whether orthodontic treatment will be necessary and when it needs to begin. If you have questions regarding your child’s oral cavity health, please come see us at Madison Family Dental Associates.
As is the case with so many things, early detection is the key. This is important if your child has severe orthodontic problems. The earlier the intervention, the less time your child will need orthodontic care, and the less the overall cost will be. It will also prevent changes to your child’s dietary habits if they have severe problems with their teeth and aid in their skeletal and muscular development.
When we perform early orthodontic assessments, our team looks for situations in which the overall structure of the mouth, teeth, neck, and head might be affected. By catching them early, we can hinder devastating wear to teeth and even the development of faulty musculature along the jaw and neck.
Habit ortho refers to using dental appliances to discourage negative oral behaviors and habits in children. The most common behaviors we treat include finger sucking, thumb sucking, teeth grinding (also called bruxism), and tongue thrusting. All of these habits can affect the development and health of your child’s mouth and teeth. Through using habit appliances, we are able to help break these habits.
Metal braces have been an orthodontic mainstay for kids and teens for several very good reasons. They are generally the most powerful of orthodontic treatments, meaning they are the fastest and most effective, and they are also the most affordable. Metal braces come in a wide spectrum of fun colors so that your child can feel a sense of ownership over their orthodontics.
After wearing braces, retainers are usually required in order to maintain the straightening of the teeth. Our orthodontist will direct you on which retainer type is best for you and also the length and amount of time you should wear it for.
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