Braces are a commonly-used orthodontic treatment that gently and slowly moves teeth to correct bad bites or malocclusions caused by jaw or tooth alignment. Malocclusions can have a significant effect on the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile, lowering your self-esteem and making daily activities like eating difficult.
At Severns Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use our expertise in orthodontics to help you achieve a healthier, more confident smile with braces. McMurray clients and those throughout the area can take advantage of our advanced techniques for a comfortable orthodontic experience.
Braces for a Healthier Smile
Braces work by applied constant pressure to your teeth. With this constant pressure, the connective tissue in your gums moves and shifts in small increments. This allows the bone to grow into place and hold your teeth in their new position.
Braces are composed of three parts, including:
Brackets. Made from either metal or tooth-colored ceramic and are attached to each tooth using a band or by bonding with cement or glue.
Arch Wire.Thin metal wire that runs over each bracket providing the constant force and pressure needed to move the teeth.
Elastic. Elastics, also known as ligatures, are used to hold the arch wires in place. These are available in a variety of colors and are typically changed during each adjustment visit.
Not only do braces correct the way your teeth look but they also help prevent oral health problems such as tooth decay, pain, abnormal wear of tooth enamel, gum disease, as well as tooth loss or jaw problems that can be caused by crooked teeth or a bad bite, resulting in a healthier smile.
Braces for Children and Adults
Orthodontic treatment for children typically begins between ages 8-14 for optimal results. Your teeth can be orthodontically treated at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.
At Severn Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. Orthodontic treatment can dramatically benefit both adults and children, improving your appearance, self-esteem, and oral health.
Advanced Options for Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment
At Severns Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use new techniques and appliances that decrease the frequency of visits, significantly reduce your level of discomfort, and can also shorten treatment times. We have several options for you to choose from including:
- Metal Braces
- Clear Braces
- Transparent aligners (worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth)
During your initial examination, we will determine the best possible treatment to best meet your individual needs. Our expert staff will work to make sure you are comfortable as possible throughout your orthodontic treatment by listening to your concerns and providing you with a relaxing office atmosphere.
Schedule Your Exam with a McMurray Orthodontist!
At Severns Dentistry & Orthodontics, we treat each patient like family, making sure you receive the quality orthodontic care you deserve. With our expert orthodontic techniques and compassionate care, we serve as your top choice for dental services in McMurray.
Contact us today to schedule an exam and begin your journey to a healthier, more confident smile!