August 10, 2022
No matter your age, the possibility of your teeth shifting out of position due to years of biting, chewing, and grinding is very real and should be taken seriously. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment. This is something that more individuals are having to look into in order to preserve their oral health and their comfortable bite.
Adults are seeking teeth straightening treatments at an all-time high, including fixed braces with transparent or tooth-colored brackets, lingual braces, and clear aligners. This trend is expected to continue. For a very long time, braces were considered to be something that children and teens did, but the stigma that once surrounded braces is beginning to go away and adults are becoming more aware of the advantages that can be provided by orthodontic treatment.
Your smile is one of the first features of your appearance that others notice. If you are self conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it will show in the way that you carry yourself to the people that you already know as well as to those you are just getting to know for the first time. If your crooked teeth are preventing you from experiencing life to its fullest, then now is the time to get orthodontic treatment for them.
Problems with the jaw joint, headaches, and earaches are more likely to occur in those who have poor bites or teeth that are not properly aligned. Having teeth that are too close together makes it more challenging to clean them, which in turn raises the risk of developing dental decay and cavities. Even little spaces in between your teeth may be harmful because they expose your gums, which in turn increases the likelihood that you will develop periodontal disease.
In the old days, your only choice for orthodontic treatment was to wear metal braces. Because of advances in orthodontic therapy, patients now have more choices available to them than ever before. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about the stigma of having “railroad tracks” for months while your teeth are being realigned.
This cutting-edge approach of orthodontic treatment does away with both wires and brackets entirely. The Invisalign treatment consists of numerous different sets of aligners, each of which may be removed and worn over the patient’s teeth. Your teeth will move into their new position over time with the help of the aligners, which are made of a plastic that is both thin and sturdy. You will need to switch out your aligners every two weeks until the treatment is finished. For adults it will normally take between six and nine months for the process to complete.
Keep in mind that the purpose of orthodontic treatments is not only for correcting the alignment of your teeth. Orthodontic treatments may also make it simpler for you to clean your teeth, which in turn lowers the likelihood that you will suffer from dental decay or gum disease -both of which can lead to tooth loss. Also, when you visit your orthodontist for the first time, they will examine how well your teeth fit together in order to make sure that there is no strain on the joints and muscles of your jaw and the surrounding tissue.
Call us at 407-876-2991 for an appointment or visit Tringas Orthodontics at our Orlando location in Lake Nona where we also serve St Cloud residents. We are located at 13250 Narcoossee Rd, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32832. Our Windermere office, where we also serve Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden, Metro West and Ocoee, is located at 422 Main St, #2, Windermere, FL 34786.