The formation of permanent teeth is affected by a variety of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Unfortunately, people cannot fully control the eruption of teeth during the early teenage years. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to develop some type of malocclusion, which is a term that refers to the misalignment of teeth. If you are dealing with any type of malocclusion, it may be time to see our experienced orthodontist in Orlando.
Crowding occurs when there just isn’t sufficient space in the dental arches to support a normal configuration of incisors, canines, premolars and molars. An overbite or underbite is categorized according to the misalignment of between the upper and lower jaw bones. Excessive gaps between teeth are also classified as a common malocclusion. A person who suffers from any of these conditions may not feel confident enough to naturally smile. Such an individual might be too shy to show the rest of the world any noticeable imperfections inside the mouth. Fortunately, orthodontic treatment can transform crooked or misaligned teeth and create beautiful smiles that make great impressions on others.
Just about any kind of malocclusion can be effectively fixed with traditional braces that are mounted on the front surfaces of teeth. A strong cement is used to hold metallic brackets in place. A thin arch wire must be carefully inserted into each bracket that’s already bonded to enamel. Ligatures, rubber bands, hooks, coil springs and other small components reinforce the brackets and arch wire. The mechanics of classic braces are primarily based on tension and pressure on the teeth, roots and gums. Our orthodontist is skilled enough to carefully manipulate all of the hardware that’s intricately connected inside the mouth.
For some individuals, conventional braces might have some cosmetic disadvantages. Therefore, other types of braces such as ceramic braces should be considered as viable alternatives. These installations correct mild to moderate forms of crowding and abnormal bites. Compared to traditional braces, these orthodontic solutions are relatively fragile.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Another way for a person to get the perfect smile is to wear a clear aligner according to a personalized schedule. This is an orthodontic appliance that’s composed of a transparent and lightweight medical-grade plastic material. The mouthpiece can be easily removed prior to eating, drinking, brushing and flossing the teeth. Invisalign® is the most popular brand of a removable orthodontic appliance that’s virtually invisible. Our experienced orthodontist in Orlando is a top 1% provider for Invisalign® and the number 1 provider in Orlando, FL for Invisalign®. He would be happy to help you determine if this treatment can work for you.
Maintaining a Nice Smile
After braces are taken off, some teeth might have visible stains and discolorations. We proudly offer teeth whitening services for patients dealing with this problem. At Lach Orthodontic Specialists, we offer a variety of services that can help you achieve your dream smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Oviedo or Lake Nona.