Orthodontics in Tustin, CA
Orthodontics is specialized dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating improper bites and crooked or crowded teeth. At Marta Rudat, DDS, we perform this orthodontic treatment using a variety of dental appliances, including braces or clear aligners, to correct these problems. Both offer cosmetic benefits by straightening your teeth to improve the aesthetics of your smile and give you more confidence when interacting with others. However, many also suffer from oral health problems due to misaligned teeth. Cleaning teeth with regular brushing and flossing can be challenging when teeth are not correctly aligned. As a result, patients can develop gum disease, leading to tooth loss and other serious complications. With orthodontic treatment, you can improve your oral health and appearance.
Types of Orthodontic Appliances
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most effective treatment for misalignment in children and adults. They are also the most affordable treatment option and can be used to correct a wide range of problems. They correct things like crossbite, underbite, overbite, open bite, overcrowding, crooked teeth, and more. These braces are made of stainless steel brackets attached to each tooth with a wire threaded through the brackets. The wires exert pressure on the teeth and slowly move them into proper alignment throughout treatment. The wire is tightened at each appointment to ensure progress is being made and that teeth are moving into place properly.
Invisalign is a removable alternative to traditional braces. These plastic trays fit over the teeth and are worn for several hours daily. Every two weeks, the patient switches to the next set of trays in the sequence. This constant movement helps to move teeth into the proper position and correct various issues.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Your smile says a lot about you, and it can improve the overall impression you make on others. But if you aren’t happy with the appearance of your smile, it can adversely affect your confidence and even make you more reserved in social settings. Fortunately, achieving a more beautiful smile is easy with help from an orthodontist. With orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign aligners, we can correct bite issues like overbites or underbites, cases where teeth are crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned.
In addition to straightening the teeth, orthodontic care can correct speech impediments due to alignment issues. One of the most common results of an improper bite is difficulty chewing or biting food. This can make it difficult to eat certain foods that can cause discomfort and even digestive problems. Correcting your teeth’s alignment allows you to enjoy a better quality of life and a more attractive smile.
By choosing to see an orthodontist, you can feel confident that your treatment plan will be personalized for your specific needs and goals. Contact Marta Rudat, DDS, at 1076 E 1st St STE D, Tustin, CA 92780, to learn more about orthodontic treatments, or call (714) 665-4200.