Straight teeth not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but also its function.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that encompasses treatments and procedures to help people achieve properly aligned teeth. A balanced bite with straight teeth enables you to chew, bite and speak properly and to clean your teeth with ease.
Orthodontic treatment utilizes the body’s natural ability to remodel its tissues. All orthodontic appliances make use of a low amount of force to gently reshape the bone and move your teeth in their correct positions.
Some of the orthodontic treatments offered at Village Dental include:
As the name suggests, FastBraces can help straighten your teeth with reduced treatment time. They make use of patented triangular brackets that move the root and crown of your teeth simultaneously. Traditional braces, on the other hand, move your teeth first, followed by the roots. FastBraces can be used to effectively straighten and correct crowded, crooked or inappropriately spaced teeth, open bite, overjet and cross bite.
ClearCorrect offers a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. They are custom-made for your teeth and can be worn all the time without anyone realizing that you are undergoing treatment. Unlike normal braces, there are no metal wires of brackets and the aligners can be easily removed while eating, drinking and brushing, allowing you to eat foods you like and keep your teeth clean easily.
Retainers are appliances worn after your braces have been taken off. The retention phase of orthodontic treatment is critically important as your teeth have a tendency to shift back into misalignment once braces have been taken off. A retainer holds your teeth in their new position until new ligament and bone forms around them, helping you keep your newly straightened smile the way it should be.
For more information, please call our office at (847) 469-4340.