If your teeth are misaligned or crooked, you might feel embarrassed when you smile or have a difficult time cleaning well between your teeth. At Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Glendale, Arizona, the highly-trained dental team offers numerous orthodontics treatments for patients of all ages to give them straight, beautiful teeth and a flattering smile. Call the Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics office today or book an appointment online.
Orthodontics at Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics includes traditional braces and FastBraces®, which shift your teeth into their ideal alignment if you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth. Your dentist personalizes each treatment to perfect your beautiful smile.
The different types of orthodontic treatments available at Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics include:
When placing traditional braces, your dentist glues metal brackets to each of your teeth and attaches wires to them. Over time, the braces slowly shift your teeth into a more desirable position. Periodically throughout orthodontics treatment, you return to the dental office so your provider can adjust the wires and bands. After treatment is complete, they remove your braces.
FastBraces are similar to traditional braces, but you don’t have to wear them as long. They consist of triangular brackets with square wires that move each tooth, from its crown to the root. While the average treatment time for traditional braces is about two years, treatment with FastBraces might last just three months to one year with less friction and less discomfort.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for orthodontics treatment at Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, your dentist reviews your oral health history, evaluates the results of dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. They also discuss your desired outcome.
If your dentist agrees you’re a good candidate for orthodontics treatment, they can begin the process of gluing traditional braces or FastBraces to your teeth. They also attach wires and sometimes bands to the brackets. The process of getting braces is simple and painless.
When wearing braces, avoid chewing on hard or sticky objects and thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. Floss every day too. Attend follow-up appointments as recommended by your dentist, so they can adjust the bands and wires as needed.
After you achieve desirable results, you can wear a retainer during the day or overnight when you sleep. Doing so keeps your teeth in their new position and reduces the risk of shifting over time.
If you're ready for straight teeth and a gorgeous smile, schedule an appointment with Paseo Ranch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to find out if orthodontics treatment is right for you.