Some people tend to visit their dentist and ask to put braces on their teeth mainly because having braces is trendy or cool. But that should not be the case. Braces are not decoration, they serve a purpose.
After checking the status of your mouth or teeth condition, your dentist should be able to recommend you to an orthodontist or not at all. Your full medical history must be seen by your dentist who will request a series of clinical exams, x-rays and photographs of your teeth and even plaster models of your teeth before they can conclude that you need to be examined by an orthodontist or that you must undergo an orthodontic procedure. Only then can your orthodontist agree if you should have braces or not for that matter. Our orthodontists will gladly discuss with you your preferences and match them to the ideal treatment plan that’s best for your case.
If you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, misplaced midline, gaps between your teeth and teeth crowding, you might be a candidate to be seen by an orthodontist.
Fixed and removable appliances are used to put pressure on the teeth and jaws for them to move according to their correct position. Although braces are the most common fixed appliances, there are also special fixed appliances which are attached to the teeth using bands to control the sucking of the thumb or thrusting of the tongue. Fixed space maintainers are also used to keep a space between teeth open until a permanent tooth grows.
Some of the removable appliances include aligners, lip and cheek bumpers, removable retainers, jaw repositioning appliances and removable space maintainers.
Dental Concepts also offer Invisalign treatment or invisible braces and incognito hidden lingual braces.