All of us want to feel good about ourselves and having a great smile contributes greatly to how we look and therefore affects how we feel. If you are not too happy about the quality of your smile, you are not alone. The good news is that there are doctors who are trained to ensure that you get the best smile in the way that suits you best.
An orthodontist is trained in diagnosing your dental case and providing effective treatment to ensure that you get the perfect smile. There are many treatment options available and your orthodontist will guide you on the most effective treatment option depending on your preference and budget.
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in diagnosing, treating and preventing dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists work on jaws, teeth, and bites which are misaligned to correct them.
An orthodontist has to first complete a general dentistry degree and then continue with school for another three years in order to specialize in orthodontics. They are also trained in the growth and development of the face so that they can diagnose misaligned teeth, bites, and jaws. They have skills in administering a range of treatment for the specific conditions of individual patients. They can treat children, teens, and adults effectively and in a way that is convenient for the patient.
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth that use clear aligners which are removable. The aligners are made from smooth plastic and are therefore comfortable when placed over the teeth. Invisalign uses 3D technology to create an image of your teeth. You will, therefore, be able to see how your teeth will look once the treatment has been completed.
The orthodontist will use these images to create a detailed treatment plan for you. You will be given a set of aligners which you should wear throughout except when eating and brushing your teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks after which you will wear the next set of aligners. Invisalign allows you to go through treatment without others knowing since the aligners cannot be easily seen.
Metal braces are also known as traditional braces and they come with standard brackets which are made from metal. The brackets are attached to your teeth by use of dental glue and they are connected to each other by use of a wire. The wire is tightened from time to time by the orthodontist to guide the movement of the teeth and jaws to the correct position. Clear braces work the same way as metal braces but they are made from clear plastic so that they are not so noticeable like their metal counterparts.
Ceramic braces are made from composite material and they can be tooth colored or translucent in color. The wires also come in the color of the braces. Lingual braces are referred to as invisible braces since they are attached to the back surfaces of the teeth rather than at the front. They cannot be seen even when one is up close and they are perfect for patients who do not want their treatment to interfere with their lifestyle for instance professionals. They are suitable for handling complex movement of the teeth.
Dr. Gullotta is a skilled orthodontist who has thirty years of experience in the provision of a variety of teeth straightening treatments including the use of braces. To get more information about Dr. Gullotta and the different treatment options available, please log on to Gullotta Orthodontics.