Poorly spaced teeth can tarnish the aesthetics of your smile besides causing more severe oral issues such as gum ailments and tooth decay. At Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA 945961, we help prevent severe orthodontic complications and give you a beautiful and straighter smile. We can provide a wide range of treatment options, including traditional metal braces, Invisalign, and many more.
Orthodontic treatments can assist in correcting a set of crowded or crooked teeth and dramatically enhance the aesthetics of a smile. These treatments can boost your self-esteem and confidence. It can also improve your general health and well-being. In addition, a straight smile is much easier to brush and floss. On the other hand, poorly aligned teeth, if left untreated, can result in tooth decay, jaw pain, plaque accumulation, and an increased risk of gum disease.
What Problems Can Orthodontic Treatments Treat?
Orthodontics can correct various dental issues, including:
Wide Spacing: Spaces and gaps between the teeth may cause irregular growth of the jawbone or missing and stunted teeth.
Overbite: Upper teeth disproportionately overlapping the bottom set of teeth
Underbite: Lower teeth protruding over the upper teeth
Crowding: Teeth are crowded, overlapping, and displaced
Open Bite: Wide gap between the upper and lower biting surfaces
Crossbite: One or more of the upper teeth bite lying inside of the lower teeth
We can guide you through your corrective treatment options at our office, including fixed and removable appliances based on your concerns, needs, and goals.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
We offer both contemporary and traditional orthodontic solutions. One of these traditional solutions is metal braces, fixed devices that are often recommended in cases of severe misalignment. The treatment consists of fixing wires, bands, and brackets to the teeth. These devices exert steady forces on the teeth to gradually shift them into their correct positions. The braces have to be worn anywhere from a few months to a year based on the severity of the misalignment. We may schedule follow-up appointments to adjust the tension of the wires.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are popular, discreet, contemporary orthodontic treatments that deliver greater comfort. They use virtually invisible appliances that shift teeth gradually into their ideal positions. These treatments usually deliver the desired results within a short period. During the procedure, patients have to wear their aligners for about 22 hours a day. As the aligners are removable, patients can eat any food of their choice, and brushing and flossing remain as simple as ever.
A straighter set of teeth can renew your confidence and help you realize a healthier and more vibrant smile. To get started on your new fresh smile, visit Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics, at 1766 Lacassie Ave # 101, Walnut Creek, CA 945961, or call us at (925) 280-2848 and schedule an appointment.