How Do Teeth Move With Braces in Brooklyn?
When you bite down into your food, your teeth feel like they’re firmly in place – and that’s because they are. But that doesn’t mean they’re where they should be. With orthodontic treatment, teeth can be repositioned to create the smile you desire. But how does this happen? The process is pretty incredible.
What’s the difference between clear aligners and traditional braces?
Clear aligners and traditional braces offer different methods to treat dental misalignment. When teeth are misaligned they affect a person’s ability to bite down properly and can lead to problems within the jaw. Dental misalignment includes overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and other discrepancies.
Clear aligners are a series of medical-grade plastic trays that are fitted over the teeth to make gradual adjustments. They are ideal for anyone who wants to correct their dental misalignment without most people ever knowing adjustments are being made. They allow patients to enjoy their regular food and to brush and floss their teeth the same as before. However, some dental conditions cannot be treated with aligner trays.
Some patients may be better suited to traditional braces. Traditional braces include brackets and wires to make adjustments. The technology for braces has progressed to allow for variations to traditional braces. These include clear braces, which include a ceramic tooth-colored bracket that disguises the braces more or lingual braces, where the brackets are placed on the backside of teeth to hide the dental realignment procedure from plain sight.
How does it work?
The process varies based on the type of treatment. For clear aligners, a 3D scan of the mouth is used to create a series of 18 to 30 aligner trays that are typically worn for two weeks each. The clear aligners are worn in a specific order, creating gentle movement to make slight adjustments to the teeth over time.
Braces utilize bonded ceramic or metal brackets and archwires to achieve results. A wire is attached to the brackets and gradually adjusted by Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi until the desired results are achieved. The wire creates light tension so that the teeth are repositioned.
Why are follow up visits necessary?
Whether you have clear aligners or traditional braces, follow up visits are vital to ensure your dental alignment procedure is successful. Dr. AlJanabi will be able to make any necessary adjustments to the treatment and examine the teeth to ensure they are healthy. He will also be able to assess the progress your teeth have made and offer any advise you may need to care for your braces or aligners.
Why should I turn to Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi for my braces in Brooklyn?
Dr. AlJanabi found his passion for orthodontics after undergoing his own orthodontic treatment when he was 19 years old. He strives to deliver the same improved confidence and quality experience that he received to his own clients. As a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, he is constantly exploring the latest techniques and innovations to best serve his patients.
If you could benefit from braces in Brooklyn, look no further than the skilled hands of Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi and his staff at Brooklyn Orthodontics. Contact the office online or call (718) 333-5898 to schedule your consultation today.