Standard Orthodontics – Braces
The most natural, lasting way to correct tooth crowding, non functioning bites (malocclusions) and asymmetrical smiles is via Orthodontic Correction.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type used for orthodontic solutions to straighten crooked teeth. A wire threads through the metal brackets, which often means the ideal shape of the archwire is temporarily distorted due to the positioning of the teeth and, as it tries to return to its original shape, it applies pressure to move the teeth into the correct alignment. The jawbones and gum tissues then remodel to accommodate any changes in tooth position.
In some cases, elastics (small rubber bands) are used to add additional force to create the right amount of pressure to move teeth. Elastics are issued by your CDC dentist as they monitor your progress, and must be worn religiously to ensure timely completion of orthodontic treatment.
At CDC we can also offer porcelain/tooth coloured braces, which are slightly more modern and as they are barely visible they are very popular for aesthetically conscious patients. Where aesthetics are paramount, porcelain braces are suitable for most types of orthodontic problems and they are particularly useful where other aesthetic solutions such as invisible aligners or lingual braces are either unsuitable or unable to achieve a full correction.
Remember whether you are a child, an adolescent or an adult, age is no restriction to orthodontic correction of malaligned teeth. Following sound biological principles, teeth can be moved through bone at any age!