Crooked teeth and misaligned bites impact more than just your appearance. They can also do damage to your oral health. At Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Andre Bruni, DDS, Jessica Bruni, DDS, and the team offer high-quality orthodontic treatments that give patients beautiful smiles that function better. To learn more about how Pearl Dental Group can improve your smile with orthodontics, schedule a consultation online today or call the office directly.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that corrects improperly aligned teeth and jaws. It involves using special oral appliances to treat conditions like:
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to reposition your teeth and jaw in order to improve the look and function of your smile.
Straightening your teeth and jaw does more than just make your smile look better. It makes it work better, too.
Improperly aligned teeth are harder to keep clean, making them more susceptible to tooth decay, tooth loss, and periodontal disease. They also put extra stress on your mouth and jaw by throwing off the distribution of force in your bite. This increases the rate at which your teeth wear down and puts you at risk for developing TMJ syndrome.
Pearl Dental Group offers a variety of treatments to straighten your smile, such as:
Braces are the classic orthodontic solution. They involve a series of ties and brackets that attach to your teeth and hold an archwire in place. The archwire applies a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually shifts them into proper alignment. Treatment with braces usually takes between 18 and 24 months.
Clear braces work just like traditional metal braces while offering an aesthetic upgrade. They use ceramic or plastic in place of stainless steel and nickel titanium in order to blend in more seamlessly with the color of your teeth. Clear braces give you all the benefits of traditional braces while making it less obvious that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign® is a modern solution to orthodontic treatment that aligns your teeth and bite with a series of clear, plastic aligners. Your dentist takes an impression of your smile that’s used to create a virtual model of your alignment. That virtual model is used as a blueprint to create a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually push them into proper alignment.
You wear your aligner whenever you’re not eating, brushing, or flossing, and switch to the next aligner in your series every two weeks until you reach your target alignment. Invisalign patients can expect to see results in as little as nine months.
With orthodontics, your beautiful and healthy dream smile is just one treatment away. Get started by scheduling a consultation today with Pearl Dental Group. You can book your visit by phone or online.