Straighten Your Smile With Executive Dentistry
A crooked smile can be embarrassing, and often leads to patients trying to hide their teeth when they smile. At Executive Dentistry in Dearborn, MI, our orthodontic team never wants you to feel like your teeth are to be ashamed of. Our orthodontist has the skill and experience to make sure your smile is perfectly aligned.
What Does Orthodontics Do?
Orthodontic treatment is the original smile makeover tool. But it isn’t all about looks. It’s also about having properly aligned teeth that allow you to bite, chew and even speak more effectively. They’re also easier to clean, which helps keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease.
Orthodontics harnesses the body’s natural ability to remodel its own tissue. With gentle, constant force, appliances can reshape your bone and move your teeth into better positions. These appliances can be traditional metal braces, clear or tooth-colored braces, or clear aligners.
Orthodontics for Everyone
Having orthodontic treatment in childhood is ideal to take advantage of a child’s natural growth processes to help move the teeth into proper alignment. Like the rest of the body, the teeth and jaws are changing rapidly. A palatal expander allows us to create more room for teeth in a crowded mouth to rapidly widen the upper jaw. This phase can shorten treatment time and ensure the best result if extra orthodontic appliances are needed.
But remember, healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so you’ve never “missed the boat” for orthodontic treatment. In fact, about one in five of today’s orthodontic patients is an adult. Several new technological developments — including tooth-colored ceramic braces, clear aligners, and invisible lingual braces — have made orthodontic appliances less evident, and enhanced the treatment experience for grown-ups. Before treatment, adults are carefully examined for signs of periodontal (gum) disease, which will be brought under control before treatment begins.
Braces are a tried-and-true method for straightening bones. But did you know we offer many forms of braces to fit your needs? We provide:
- Traditional metal wire braces
- Clear braces– This appliance uses ceramic or plastic brackets which are hardly visible.
- Lingual braces- They’re much like traditional metal braces, but they’re bonded to the back of your teeth (the tongue side) so that no one can see them.
Removable clear aligners are a perfect alternative to fixed orthodontic appliances. At Executive Dentistry, we offer Invisalign. They’re a series of clear plastic “trays” that fit over your teeth exactly. Each one moves your teeth slightly until they are in the proper position. Whether fixed or removable, each type of appliance may have advantages or disadvantages in particular situations. After a complete examination, Dr. Abraham will discuss the best treatment options for you.
Once your orthodontic treatment is complete, it’s important to wear a retainer as directed. If not worn as directed, your teeth naturally tend to drift back to their original locations. Wearing a retainer holds your teeth in their new position long enough for new bone and ligament to re-form around them. It also helps keep your gorgeous new smile looking good for a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dentistry is a broad term that refers to any dental treatment or procedure to care for teeth and gums. Orthodontics is specifically about correcting misalignment in your teeth and jaw. This helps solve issues such as malocclusion, TMD, improper speech, pain, and other misalignment-related issues.
Every case of malocclusion is different. You may respond better to traditional braces, or you may be better suited to Invisalign. There are many factors that will decide which treatment works best for you, including how severe your case is and how well you can care for your orthodontic treatment option. Your Executive dentist will go over your options with you and let you know which treatment they believe will work best for you
Because orthodontics is often necessary for your oral health, it’s likely that your insurance provider will cover at least a portion of your treatment costs. Our dentists and staff at Executive Dentistry encourage you to call your provider beforehand and ask them which costs they can cover.
We also provide flexible payment options to ease your financial burdens. Call our Dearborn office at (313) 914-4440 if you have any questions about our payment options.
Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
Crooked teeth shouldn’t stop you from having a smile you’re proud of. Dr. Abraham proudly serves Michigan patients in the Dearborn, Detroit, and Taylor, MI areas. Straighten out your smile with Executive Dentistry. Call our office at (313) 914-4440 to set up an appointment, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.