For most adults who require cosmetic improvements of the front teeth, Fixed Brace Systems and Clear Aligners are usually sufficient to meet their requirements and provide good long-term solutions to their concerns.
However, in some instances, the treatment to straighten your teeth may require a more complex form of appliance. These are particularly useful when significant bite functioning needs to be altered or there are facial jaw alignment issues. This is especially true in cases that involve jaw surgery.
On occasion the muscles of the face may be used to facilitate the movement of teeth as in with Functional Appliances. This means that the appliance takes advantage of the dynamic relationship between the jaws and the facial musculature. There are many different styles of these types of appliances. Many of these types of appliances are used when taking advantage of a growth spurt in a child.
In some cases there may be facial disfigurements that require corrective appliances to not only straighten teeth but to also work with plastic surgeons and the growth of the patient as in cleft lip and palate cases.
Other teeth braces can be used in situations where there is a multi-faceted approach to complex cases. These cases can also require other specialties and fields of dentistry.
Your dentist or orthodontist will assess and examine your mouth and based upon your advised Treatment Plan consider second opinions or refer you for consultations with other experts and specialists. This team can consist of Orthodontic Consultants, Restorative Dentist, Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, Speech therapist and Plastic Surgeons.
The key to the success of your orthodontic treatment is customized Treatment Planning that has been perfectly matched to your specific needs. This is done via a comprehensive examination that looks at every aspect of your teeth, gums, bone, soft tissues and jaw relationships. We also want to use forward thinking innovative solutions that achieve great long lasting and comfortable results.