Types of Orthodontic Treatments
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Orthodontic Treatment in Poway, CA
Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in maintaining optimal dental health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can pose several oral health issues, including difficulty cleaning teeth properly, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. They can cause problems with chewing, speaking, and overall jaw function. Midland Orthodontics is proud to offer a comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you require braces, aligners, surgical orthodontics, or dentofacial orthodontics, Dr. Yoo and his experienced team are here to guide you through every step of the treatment process.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Whether you’re dealing with crooked teeth, gaps, overcrowding, or other misalignments, our orthodontic appliances can address these concerns effectively. During your initial consultation, our skilled orthodontists will conduct a thorough examination, considering your dental history, current oral health, and desired outcomes. This assessment allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your requirements.
Traditional braces, renowned for their reliability, are an option that involves using brackets and wires to shift your teeth into their desired positions gradually. They allow precise tooth movement, making them effective for complex cases, and are available in different materials, including metal and ceramic, providing options to fit individual preferences.
Clear aligners provide a discreet and comfortable option for straightening your teeth. These virtually invisible aligners offer convenience and flexibility, allowing you to remove them while eating or brushing your teeth. Clear aligners are popular among adults and image-conscious individuals seeking a more aesthetic orthodontic solution.
Interceptive (Phase I) Treatment
Interceptive orthodontic treatment is designed to intercept and correct dental problems early, typically between the ages of 7 and 10. During this developmental phase, your child’s jaw is still growing, making it an ideal time to address any potential issues that may impact their dental health. Early treatment aims to create adequate space for permanent teeth to erupt properly, preventing future overcrowding and reducing the need for extractions. Also, it focuses on correcting bite problems and jaw discrepancies, such as crossbites, underbites, or overbites, that may be present at an early age. Early intervention can significantly reduce the complexity and duration of orthodontic treatment in later years, setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.
Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, combines the expertise of orthodontists and oral surgeons to correct severe jaw discrepancies and achieve functional and aesthetic improvements. Surgical orthodontics is typically recommended for individuals with significant jaw misalignments that cannot be fully corrected through orthodontic treatment alone, including:
- Open bites
- Facial asymmetry
Limited orthodontic treatment is designed for cases where the primary goal is to address specific cosmetic or functional issues rather than a comprehensive realignment of the entire dentition. This approach is suitable for patients who have relatively healthy teeth and bites but require minor adjustments to enhance their smile. For example, if you have a few teeth that are slightly crooked or rotated, limited orthodontics can target those specific teeth and bring them into proper alignment. By focusing on these specific areas, we can help you achieve a more harmonious and aesthetically pleasing smile without requiring comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic Specialist in Poway, CA
Whether you require a complete realignment of your teeth and bite, early intervention for your child’s orthodontic issues, correction of complex jaw discrepancies, targeted treatment for minor misalignments, or an integrated approach to optimize both dental and facial aesthetics, Dr. Yoo and his experienced team are here to guide you through every step of your orthodontic journey. Take the next step towards a confident smile by scheduling an initial consultation at Midland Orthodontics in Poway, CA.