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Could braces help you get the smile you want?
Do you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile? Are you dealing with crowding, crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth? If so, you may benefit from getting braces. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates provide braces to all ages, from children and teens to older adults. If you are interested in orthodontics, the team at Sudbury Family Dental Care can help.
Here are some signs that orthodontic treatment may be right for you,
You have a crowded smile
Sometimes when the jaws are just a little too small to accommodate all of your teeth you end up dealing with crowding. This is a very common problem that causes teeth to overlap one other. The problem with crowding is that it can be difficult to properly clean teeth, which can lead to decay and gum disease.
You have spaces between teeth
The opposite of crowding is having large gaps between teeth. Not only does this impact your smile’s appearance, but it also provides more spaces for food and bacteria to get trapped. Since gapped smiles can also lead to decay and gum disease, it’s important to get braces to help close these gaps.
You have an overbite
When you bite down do you notice that your upper teeth overlap the lower teeth? If so, then you have an overbite. An overbite has the ability to wear down teeth more easily and lead to fractures and other dental injuries. To protect the health and integrity of your teeth, braces can be placed to correct this “bad bite”.
You have an underbite
If your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth when you bite down, then you have an underbite. Moderate to severe underbites can affect speech, chewing and biting. This can also cause excessive wear to certain teeth.
Is it too soon to bring my child in for an orthodontic evaluation?
Most children visit an orthodontist at the age of seven. Of course, if you are bringing them into our Sudbury, MA, dental office every six months our dentist will continue to monitor your child’s developing smile to determine whether orthodontic could correct certain issues.
If you are ready to sit down with our Sudbury, MA, dental team to discuss orthodontics and to choose the right types of braces to fit your needs, then call Sudbury Family Dental Care at (978) 443-5193 to schedule a consultation.
According to a Harris poll, 75 percent of Americans who have had their teeth straightened believe it made a positive impact on their lives. Still, some patients hesitate to have their teeth treated with orthodontics because they’re worried about how the braces will make them look during the treatment. But there is more than one type of orthodontic solution available. Visit your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu and their associates, to see which option will do the best job of straightening and improving your smile.
Metal Braces (The Traditional Option)
In some cases, it is inevitable that you will have to wear metal braces in order to get the smile that you want. Some orthodontic problems are more advanced than others and require this traditional treatment. It is common for children. Metal brackets must be securely cemented to the front of the teeth so that they will support tension wires and bands. Though it can be a less than comfortable experience for patients, metal braces are very effective.
Ceramic or Lingual Braces
Patients who must wear braces with brackets but still want a level of discretion during their orthodontics treatment may decide to opt for ceramic or lingual braces. Ceramic braces are closer in color to your teeth and lingual braces are hidden from view (applied behind the teeth). Ask your Sudbury, MA dentist if one of these options will be the best for straightening your teeth.
If you are reluctant to wear any type of metal or clunky appliance for braces (and you are a good candidate) consider clear aligner trays. They give you the freedom to smile and talk confidently around your peers. You also have the freedom to remove the appliances (clear plastic trays) whenever you need to, whether it is to brush, floss, or enjoy a full course meal. Aligners are ideal for older teens and adults.
Which Option Is Best for You?
Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile both cosmetically and functionally. Your dentists at Sudbury Family Dental Care in Sudbury, MA, Dr. Maria Elizondo Marinescu, Dr. Sorin Marinescu, and their associates, are committed to helping you achieve the better-aligned teeth you’ve wanted for years. Call (978) 443-5193 today to schedule an appointment.