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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that aims to straighten and align teeth. It can be used to correct misaligned or crowded teeth, or it can be used to improve the shape and appearance of your smile.

Your orthodontist will examine your jaw and teeth alignment with the latest technology like x-rays. From there, your dentist will formulate a treatment plan that tackles both cosmetic and functional concerns.Orthodontics

Materials and Techniques

The materials and techniques used in orthodontic treatment vary depending on the specific problem you’re trying to correct. Your general dentist or orthodontist can partner with you and correct issues including:

  • Crowded or overlapped teeth which is cosmetically disadvantageous. They may need their teeth moved to fix this. This can be done for a nicer-looking smile.

  • With a poor bite, chewing food can be a struggle. Luckily by adjusting the bite, you can restore normal chewing function.

  • Closing gaps or spaces between teeth can give you a smile that looks spectacular and healthy.

Orthodontics Options

Our orthodontist can help align your teeth in their natural position and prevent unnecessary wear.

Now, thanks to modern dental materials and techniques, your orthodontist has a number of options to improve the alignment of your teeth. You can choose from:

  • Invisalign is a new way of straightening your teeth without metal or surgery. Unlike traditional adjustments, Invisalign braces are removable and comfortable. So, you can enjoy yourself whilst working towards better teeth alignment.

  • What most people refer to as braces – usually involves metal brackets and wires. Lingual brackets are fixed to the front of the tongue, on top of the teeth. Their design is similar to that of regular braces but they’re more flexible. Orthodontic treatment for adults can be started at any time, as long as you take the moving process gradually.

Orthodontic treatment for 7-year-olds is the best time to begin eliminating or fixing problems with tooth alignment and jaw movement because their permanent molars are just starting to show up.

Make an appointment at Sun City Dental El Paso with our orthodontist.