Up to 4 million Americans are undergoing orthodontic treatment at any given time. At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon in Mount Vernon, Ohio, dentists Chris Martin, DDS, Judy Peng, DDS, and the team proudly offer a full suite of orthodontics to adults. After an exam and discussion of your goals, they can prescribe clear aligners or traditional braces, depending on your needs. Call the office today and request an orthodontic consultation, or book online.
Orthodontics is an oral health subspecialty that diagnoses and treats alignment problems affecting your teeth and/or jaw.
Specifically, it uses custom oral appliances –– like removable plastic aligners or metal braces –– to place mild pressure on your jaw and periodontal ligament, the band of soft tissue that supports your teeth. Over time, that mild pressure changes the position of your teeth and jaw, resulting in a more balanced and symmetrical smile.
The providers at Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon use orthodontics to treat various alignment problems, including:
You might also benefit from orthodontics if you have a bite abnormality, such as crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
At Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon, the providers offer several types of orthodontic treatment, including:
Clear trays are removable orthodontic appliances that fit snugly over your upper or lower dental arch. They’re made of durable thermoplastic and don’t contain any allergens like gluten, latex, or BPA. You wear the trays for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
Invisible braces are orthodontic appliances that your dentist bonds to the fronts of your permanent teeth. These braces have ceramic (tooth-colored) brackets and a frosted archwire that blends in with your tooth enamel.
The orthodontics that most benefit you depend on your age, oral health history, and treatment goals. After an oral exam, a series of digital X-rays, and a discussion of what you like and dislike about your smile, your Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon provider develops a custom treatment plan.
The time that orthodontic treatment takes depends on the alignment problems addressed, the type of appliances used, and your commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people achieve their desired results within 12-18 months,* but it may take 24 months or longer. Be patient, attend your appointments, and follow your provider’s instructions.
To explore the benefits of orthodontics, call Contemporary Dental Care of Mt. Vernon and make an appointment, or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.