Orthodontic treatment is used to correct a patient’s bite. This includes the treatment of teeth that are crooked, crowded, or irregularly spaced. Orthodontic treatment has three major benefits. The first is the improved appearance. The second, and more important is that straight teeth are easier to keep clean. This leads to fewer cavities, and a decreased in gingivitis and periodontitis, leading to a healthier mouth, which is really something to smile about! The third is to correct the bite. Cross bite, deep bite, over bite, and open bite are the more common problems that can occure with misaligned teeth. When your bite is off it can lead to premature wear on teeth, chiping or breaking of teeth, and jaw joint problems throughout life.
Traditional bracket and wire braces are still the standard of orthodontic treatment, however, “invisible braces” are alternatives. With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, and removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth. To learn more contact our office, or visit ClearCorrect.com.
Not all cases are able to be corrected with clear aligners, in fact most are not. Lets face it, if they worked for all cases you would never see the traditional wires and brackets! Dr. Heidemann has completed additional training to learn to preform comprehensive orthodontic treatment right here in Albion. You can learn more at http://individualortho.com/, or call our office for a consult.