Orthodontics

Balance is considered aesthetically pleasing. When you design a room, you look for balance when placing furniture, lighting, and color. An organized desk with a balance of elements simply looks smarter and better than a messy desk with stuff everywhere. That’s also true for your teeth. A smile full of crooked, misaligned teeth does not look attractive. A smile with even teeth is much better to look at. That’s why orthodontics is so important. With a properly aligned smile, you will look better, too. Come to Advanced Dental Concepts and let your Roseville, CA dentist help.

Are Braces Just For Teenagers?

When your adult teeth finally came in, they were supposed to follow the path left by your primary teeth. For the most part, they did. Nothing is perfect, however, which is why you may have needed braces as a teen. That’s when your mouth stops developing, for the most part, and your teeth are safe to move where they belong. But adult teeth never stop moving altogether. Even if you had braces as a teen, your teeth could have shifted and now look crooked again. At our Roseville, CA dentist office, we offer several orthodontics treatments: traditional braces, Incognito™ braces (by 3M), Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Six Month Smiles.

What Are Space Maintainers Used For?

Your primary teeth do not fall out at the same time. Usually, one or two will fall out early, then the rest will come out in due time. Your teeth depend on each other for stability. When one falls out too soon, the teeth next to the new gap will start to slowly shift toward the space. Left untreated, your smile can quickly get crooked. This makes it harder for your adult teeth to come in properly. Space maintainers are small dental devices that fit in an empty space, giving support to neighboring teeth and keeping them where they belong. Your adult tooth (or replacement) will then have the room it needs to come in properly.

What Is Preventive Orthodontics?

Sometimes, it makes more sense to prevent problems instead of trying to cure them. That’s when preventive orthodontics becomes helpful. These orthodontics treatments can prevent problems with your mouth down the road. For example, a space maintainer keeps open the space left by a missing tooth. It gives enough room for the replacement, natural or artificial, to fit in your smile. Your teeth can affect the growth of your face, so by taking care of problems early, you can help your face develop properly.

How Long Will It Take Before My Smile Is Better?

The time it takes for orthodontics treatments to work depends on the state of your teeth. Having just a few crooked teeth will take less time to correct than a whole mouth full of crooked ones. Bad bites (such as overbites and underbites) can take awhile to correct depending on the severity. However, the type of treatment also determines the time needed.

  • Traditional braces (including Incognito™ braces by 3M) normally take 2-3 years.
  • Invisalign and ClearCorrect are considered short-term orthodontics, because you can be finished in about one year.
  • Six Month Smiles focuses only on moving your front teeth. As such, it can be completed in about six months.

If you are ready to show off a balanced, even smile, call Roseville, CA dentist Dr. David B. Miller DDS today at 916-945-9985 or use our convenient online form.

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