Orthodontics & Invisalign
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Learn more about our orthondontics and Invisalign services and how they can benefit you.
Orthodontics has become extremely popular among grown-ups and braces are no longer just for kids and teens. Considering a misaligned bite can cause headaches and jaw strain, make chewing more difficult, lead to a decline in oral hygiene and interfere with speech, orthodontic treatment can be the key to not only enhancing your appearance, but improving your overall health too!
Severe bite problems usually in one way or another involved underlying skeletal discrepancy. Overbite is typically a problem of retrognathic mandible also known as under-development of the lower jaw. Underbite is most frequently associated with a retrognathic maxilla (under-development of upper jaw) or sometimes a combination of retrognathic maxilla and prognathic mandible (over-growth of the lower jaw). Open bite can result from abnormal oral habits as well as excessive growth of the jaw structure in the vertical dimension.
Traditionally, severe bite problem with an underlying skeletal component usually require a combination of orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery). Jaw surgery will help reposition the jaw structure in a more ideal position hence improve the bite and sometimes improve the facial profile.
Surgical treatment has some inherent risks. The most common side effect is temporary paresthesia (abnormal sensation to the skin including tingling, pricking and numbness). In rare case paresthesia could be permanent.
Many people are unwilling to go under surgery due to the invasiveness and/or added financial burden. Our orthodontists have developed techniques to help solve complex bite problem without involve orthognathic surgery and often no extraction required.
Also, if you’d like to keep your orthodontic treatment a secret, Smile Dental Implant Center offers clear braces and Invisalign, all of which adults tend to be great candidates for.
Whether you decide to go super discreet or want to rock those metal braces proudly, we are here for you. Our orthodontists will create a customized treatment plan to put you on the path to a gorgeous grin.