Oral surgery is often performed in a dental office setting, under local anesthesia, with minimal recovery time. Oral Surgery can range from routine procedures such as tooth extractions and implant placement to more complex jaw realignment surgeries and emergency care for facial trauma
Straight teeth make a big difference in any person’s life. A properly aligned set of pearly whites enables you to smile confidently, which positively impacts your social life and career path. With straighter teeth, you also eat and speak better.
First Dental’s priority is to help you achieve all these. Our orthodontic services in Avon, Medford, and Somerville give patients more reasons to smile. From metal braces to inconspicuous clear retainers, we have a range of orthodontic options available.
Fixing Bite Problems
Bite problems often manifest once an individual reaches the age of seven. These dental concerns include crossbite, underbite, excessive overbite, or teeth crowding.
Correcting bite problems require slowly shifting the teeth around. We use orthodontic appliances to move the teeth to their proper places. Metal braces or clear plastic aligners apply the right amount of pressure on your teeth to correct misalignment.
Orthodontics for Kids and Adults
Most dentists recommend children receive orthodontic treatment as early as possible. This takes advantage of their rapid growth process, which makes teeth straightening easier. We use palatal expanders to create more room in the mouth for your child’s teeth.
Age, however, should not stop you from enjoying straighter teeth. If you are uncomfortable with traditional metal braces, we offer discreet oral appliances. Straighten your teeth without anyone noticing with clear aligners, tooth-colored ceramic braces, and invisible braces.
Types of Orthodontic Appliances
Metal braces are usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about correcting misaligned teeth. While this time-tested solution is still important, it’s no longer the only option.
Our patients can choose from one of the following alternatives:
- Clear braces. Uses ceramic or plastic brackets to straighten teeth discreetly.
- Lingual braces. Functions like traditional metal braces, except dentists will bond the appliance to the back of your teeth.
- Removable clear aligners. Patients who are uncomfortable with fixed orthodontic appliances can use a series of custom-made clear plastic “trays.” These trays will move your teeth in increments until they reach their proper positions.
Our dentists can help you choose the right solution. After a complete examination, we will discuss your treatment options.
Post-Orthodontic Care and Maintenance
Life after braces or aligners means wearing retainers as directed. Remember: your teeth have the natural tendency to drift back to their original locations. Instead of wearing braces again, always wear your retainer to hold the teeth in place long enough for new bones and ligaments to re-form.
Smile confidently with an aligned set of pearly whites. Call First Dental today to learn more about our orthodontic services in Avon, Medford, and Somerville, Massachusetts.
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