ORTHODONTICS

Short, Effective and Cosmetic Therapies
Orthodontic treatment improves the appearance of crooked or misaligned teeth, moving them into a straighter and more cosmetic position.

Orthodontic treatment does not only improve the appearance of the teeth, but also corrects bite problems, maximizes the functional performance of the teeth at eating and talking, and creates a well-aligned smile.

Although dental braces were designed for children and teenagers, they are very popular among adults, too. It is never too late for an enhanced smile. With a rising demand for procedures to straighten the teeth, available therapies are on the rise, too. Patients are no longer limited to the traditional metal or clear porcelain dental brackets. Now there is also the option of Invisalign® trays; a distinct option to straighten your teeth.

We create orthodontic and Invisalign® devices for patients of all ages. Our orthodontists specialize in orthopedic appliances, teeth alignment and bite correction, using only the best materials and state-of-the-art techniques.

We know that comfort is key, so we offer all primary and secondary orthodontic therapies at one sole place. You can have your cleanings, extractions, teeth whitening and other related therapies at one same dental clinic. Dental Total provides affordable orthodontic treatment, offering free orthodontic consultation to first-time patients, as well as special financing options.

Benefits of Braces
Investing in orthodontic care brings huge value, benefit and moment to our life. Mastication aside, it has been determined that the "smile" plays an important role in creating first impressions and relationships, in conveying warmth and friendliness, and in giving a true sense of confidence. Positive orthodontic results offer emotional, cosmetic and oral and general health benefits.

Improving Oral Health
Crowding and crooked teeth can pose some risk since they are difficult to clean and maintain. Left untreated, they often lead to more serious problems, like caries and gum disease.

Abnormal wear and tear of the teeth, and difficulty in mastication and speech are very common. Teeth requiring orthodontic treatment, if left untreated, can injure the joints that operate your jaw (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction - TMJ).

How Soon to Start?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends orthodontic screening for all children at age 7. Because bones are still growing, it is an ideal time to determine what orthodontic treatment, if any, may be needed. In some patients, early treatment can minimize or even prevent developmental problems, what will ultimately gain the patient savings in time and money.

Types of Orthodontics
Within Orthodontics, there are 2 types to differentiate: lingual orthodontics and labial or conventional orthodontics. The difference between the two techniques lies in the side of the teeth to which brackets are attached.

How Does Invisalign® Work
Invisalign® adopts a modern approach to teeth straightening, using a series of customized aligners. These alignment trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic, which simply fit over the teeth. The use of aligners will gradually and gently move the teeth into their correct place, following the exact movements planned for you by your dentist or orthodontist. There are no metal brackets to attach nor wires to press. You simply progress to a new set of aligners every two weeks, and until your therapy concludes. The best part is people don't even notice this teeth-alignment procedure.

The lingual technique places brackets on the back side of the teeth, while the labial or conventional technique places them on the front of the teeth for treatment.

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