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At Gumucio Dental, we provide treatment for clear Wellington orthodontics. No longer is it necessary to wear wire braces and have a metal mouth while your teeth are being shifted to correct a wide variety of dental problems. Instead, you can wear clear aligners. These “invisible braces” do the same work as their metal counterparts except with additional benefits and usually less time required to finish the treatment program.
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners or clear braces have only been available for treatment since about 2000, and it has taken Wellington orthodontics by storm. Clear plastic aligners are the reason many adults have gotten needed orthodontic care, since they had been unwilling to wear metal wires. The best time to get orthodontic care is during childhood, but it is never too late to give your mouth a needed makeover.
Clear plastic aligners are used to shift teeth during the course of treatment. Every few weeks or so, the patient is given a new aligner that will apply new pressure that gradually moves teeth to the desired positions.
Benefits of clear aligners
There are numerous benefits to clear aligners, in addition to a growing number of adults taking advantage of clear Wellington orthodontics. During treatment, patients can smile with no self-consciousness about having a mouth full of metal. Aligners are removed during meals, which means you can eat anything you like throughout treatment. Remove aligners when brushing and flossing, as well.
Wellington orthodontics with clear aligners provides the advantage of having a great smile and much more. Straighter teeth are healthier in both function and form. When teeth are in alignment, less plaque gathers because cleaning and properly flossing is much easier. Teeth that are snug and that do not overlap make you less at risk for periodontal disease because triggers of the inflammatory process are decreased.
Anyone who needs braces will benefit from them because when teeth are misaligned, they wear at a more advanced rate; they are more likely to break and chip, as well. Taking advantage of clear Wellington orthodontics can actually save money, since you can avoid larger costs of restorations. Stress on the jaw joint is also decreased with straight, well-aligned teeth.
Reasons Wellington orthodontics treatment is needed
Wellington orthodontics with clear braces may be needed by adults and children for any of the following issues plus others:
- Crowding, which can be caused by mal-positioned teeth or extra teeth.
- Deep overbite, which is when the lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth.
- Crossbite, which is when one or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth in the direction of the tongue.
- Swallowing or breathing problems, which can lead to sleep apnea or excessive snoring.
- Face and mouth disfiguration, which affects jaw development and position of the teeth.
- Extra teeth or missing teeth, which can be caused by injuries, tooth decay, or hereditary traits.
- Spacing between the teeth, when teeth are missing or are too large or too small.
Contact us at Gumucio Dental, where you can count on receiving the best in Wellington orthodontics.
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