Orthodontics refers to a special sub-field of dentistry that focuses on the positioning of a person’s teeth and their jaw. Teeth that are crooked and misaligned can ruin an otherwise great-looking smile, and they make general cleaning and maintenance challenging. Additionally, teeth suffering from these problems are often prone to decay, and they can cause further issues such as gum disease, jaw discomfort, headaches and neck pain.
With orthodontic treatment, it is possible to correct many oral health issues and greatly improve the appearance of one’s teeth. Most types of orthodontic treatments work by using gentle pressure to slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth and jaw over time. Different orthodontic treatments are recommended depending on the type of problem and its severity. After completing treatment, a patient will enjoy a healthier mouth, an improved appearance and stronger teeth.
Some reasons for a person to receive orthodontic treatment include:
- Open bites
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Spacing issues
- Excessive crowding
We strongly advise patients who can benefit from an orthodontic procedure to seek treatment as early as possible. This can prevent a patient from experiencing even more serious oral health problems later.
At NK Family Dental, we are proud to offer the following orthodontic treatments for our patients:
NK Family Dental, we offer traditional braces for teens and adults, one of the most commonly used tools to correct various orthodontic issues including crooked teeth, crowding, gaps and issues with the bite. Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected with a special wire. They are tightened periodically allowing steady pressure with eating, speaking or with keeping teeth clean. With current advances, traditional braces are now smaller, sleeker and more comfortable than ever before.
A great alternative to traditional metal braces, ClearCorrect invisible aligners work to correct orthodontic issues such as crooked or crowded teeth, noticeable gaps and troublesome overbites. They are custom-built to make continuous adjustments to the wearer’s teeth, and they provide outstanding results once the treatment is complete.
When using ClearCorrect, the patient will be required to wear an aligner for at least 20 hours per day. Every two weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one in order to slowly adjust the positioning of their teeth over time. In most cases, a patient will need to use the aligners for one to two years before the desired results are achieved.
ClearCorrect aligners provide several advantages over traditional metal braces. The most significant advantage is that they can be taken out at any time. This allows a patient using ClearCorrect to eat and drink whatever they would like during treatment. Their removability also allows patients to continue with their usual oral hygiene practices while using ClearCorrect. Since ClearCorrect aligners are clear, they are almost entirely invisible to others. Since ClearCorrect aligners do not present the same injury risks as metal braces, they are also a great option for athletes who play contact sports.
Invisalign clear aligners are a tremendous treatment option for patients who want to experience the benefits of standard braces without metal or wires. Invisalign treatment provides remarkable performance in correcting certain dental problems such as crooked teeth, spacing issues, overbites, underbites and crossbites. By simply wearing a clear Invisalign aligner over the teeth for at least 20-22 hours per day, a patient can achieve beautifully straightened teeth, giving them with the confidence they need to show-off their smile to others.
Invisalign treatment works by having the patient wear a series of custom clear aligners. Approximately, every two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with a new one. Each new aligner will slightly adjust the positioning of the patient’s teeth until the desired results are achieved.
There are several advantages that Invisalign aligners offer over traditional metal braces. Their ability to be taken out at any time is extremely convenient, and it allows patients to eat and drink whatever they like during treatment, while also maintaining their usual oral hygiene habits. Invisalign aligners are clear, making them almost invisible to others. Invisalign aligners are also an ideal option for patients who play contact sports since they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
- Post-Ortho Treatment