Orthodontic treatments are designed to improve the alignment of teeth and the mouth's function. Malocclusions, or misaligned teeth, can cause many problems, including headaches and jaw pain, difficulty chewing or biting, and even self-esteem and confidence issues. At Smile Center Silicon Valley, braces are a standard treatment option we use to help correct these problems. We also offer other types of treatments depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.
Patients who can benefit from orthodontic treatment include those who have crowded or crooked teeth, underbites, overbites, crossbites, or open bites. Early intervention can help children avoid the need for more complex dental treatment in the future by guiding the growth of their jaws and correcting alignment issues in baby teeth and permanent teeth. We can outline a treatment plan for your specific needs when you come in for your consultation.
Types of Orthodontic Treatments
Traditional braces are metal brackets bonded to the teeth and connected by metal wires. The wires apply gentle pressure, gradually moving the teeth into their desired positions. Traditional braces are highly effective and can treat many orthodontic issues.
Ceramic braces function similarly to traditional braces but use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets, making them less noticeable. They are popular among patients who are looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.
Clear aligners like Invisalign are a series of custom-made, transparent trays that gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions. Clear aligners are removable, making them convenient for eating, brushing, and flossing. They are popular among patients seeking a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
One of the primary benefits of orthodontic treatment is the improvement in the appearance of your smile. Misaligned teeth can affect your self-confidence and make you self-conscious about your smile. Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth, close gaps, and correct crowded or protruding teeth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Enhanced Dental Function
Properly aligned teeth contribute to improved dental function. When your teeth are aligned correctly, it becomes easier to bite, chew, and speak effectively. Orthodontic treatment can help align your teeth and jaws, enabling better oral function.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Misaligned teeth can make maintaining oral hygiene challenging. It can be difficult to clean between crowded or overlapping teeth, increasing the risk of plaque accumulation, tooth decay, and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment helps align the teeth, making them easier to clean and reducing the risk of dental problems. Properly aligned teeth also help distribute biting forces evenly, which can help prevent excessive wear or damage to the teeth.
Orthodontic treatment improves the smile's appearance, enhances facial aesthetics, and boosts self-confidence. Visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500 to consult with our orthodontist to determine the most appropriate treatment option for achieving optimal results.