Braces or dental braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment performed. First invented more than 100 years ago, they have stood the test of time and are used to correct crooked teeth, jaw problems, large overbites and a variety of other problems. Orthodontic treatment may also correct problems you may have with eating, speaking and can allow for easier tooth brushing.
In most cases, the brackets (attachments on the teeth) are made from surgical stainless steel or titanium for strength. The wire used is also made of metal and can be made from nickel titanium or stainless steel. The coloured O-rings or modules are used to secure the wire to the bracket on each tooth. Braces have come a long way since the ‘traditional braces’ of old and they are now much smaller, more comfortable and less noticeable than the past. Metal braces are often the least expensive treatment option and can be used on children, teens and even adults.
At Inline Orthodontics, we use the latest low profile bracket from American Orthodontics that is not just easy to clean but is also looks great! Metal brackets are made of the strongest material possible and are known for their ease of use and reliability. With metal braces you’ll know that your choosing a product that will give you the best possible results in the shortest time possible as metal brackets have been shown to have a slightly shorter treatment time compared to clear braces. For most patients, the adjustment appointments are either four or six weeks.
Dental implants are the most successful form of treatment available for the replacement of missing teeth whitening, offering you teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Loose and uncomfortable dentures can now be replaced with something that is permanent and feels like part of you.
An implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone as a substitute for a missing tooth root. They are allowed to integrate naturally with the bone (a process called osseointegration) before a crown, bridge or fixed denture is fitted to replace one or more missing teeth, eliminating the need for uncomfortable or ill-fitting dentures.
There are many reasons samford dentistry implants may be recommended to you. Tooth loss due to trauma, decay or gum disease can all be reasons why a permanent solution such as an implant would be suggested. Missing teeth can cause many problems in the structure of your face, creating premature aging, loss of bone structure and the inability to function correctly when eating or with your speech.
The benefits of dental implants are:
- A permanent solution for a missing tooth or many teeth
- They match your natural teeth in appearance, function and feel
- Implants improve the appearance of your smile
- They restore your bite
- They help retain bone structure.