If you need orthodontics such as braces or retainers, then one of our dentists at Dr. Teeth Dental Care can perform those services for you. You no longer need to see a specialist that you’ve never met because our dentists can take care of those needs in Bay City, TX.
Orthodontic treatments mainly involve correcting malocclusions, which are misalignments of the teeth. Sometimes patients have overbites, underbites, crossbites, or other bite problems that can affect speech, the ability to eat, and cause other problems.
Additional orthodontic problems may be teeth that protrude too much, crowded teeth, baby teeth that are falling out too soon or that don’t want to fall out at all. Jaw problems can cause teeth issues as well.
Although most people think of braces when they hear orthodontics, sometimes our dentists at Dr. Teeth Dental Care near you in Bay City, TX may need to extract extra teeth causing them to be crowded. Also, if the jaw isn’t aligned correctly, then surgery may be necessary to repair a malocclusion.
Of course, braces are still a large part of what our dentists do when correcting misalignments of teeth. Along with metal or ceramic braces, another option for older teenagers and adults is clear, plastic aligners. Aligners can correct mild to moderate alignment issues to give patients beautiful teeth.
Since clear aligners are for those who have their permanent teeth, they are not recommended for anyone under the age of 12. Children under 12 or who have severe bite issues will need to choose either metal or ceramic braces to properly align their teeth.
Probably the toughest part of wearing braces is keeping your teeth clean. Before brushing your teeth and after meals, rinse your mouth by swirling it with water or use a water pick to get rid of food particles stuck in your braces. Also, ask our dentists at Dr. Teeth Dental Care for a prescription rinse to help reduce the decalcification of your teeth.
If you need to wear dental appliances to correct your bite, then take the advice of our dentists in Bay City, TX about caring for your teeth. You don’t want to end up with beautiful, straight teeth only to have tooth decay or other problems with them.