For many Sterling Heights residents, orthodontic treatments like braces, Invisalign, or other jaw-repositioning and teeth-straightening treatment could be in their future. The orthodontists at Bright Side Dental – Sterling Heights services patients of all ages with the most advanced dental technology and modern orthodontic options available. Our Sterling Heights orthodontists work diligently to ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible, both during the initial procedure, throughout treatment, and afterward.
Orthodontics, or orthodontia, is a specialty field of dentistry concerned with correcting crooked teeth and improper bites. Unlike a regular dentist, an orthodontist is focused not just on the teeth but on the whole face as well, especially the position of the jaws. Orthodontists must undergo additional rigorous training following dental school to acquire the specific skills necessary to become an expert.
The most common forms of orthodontic treatment are braces and aligner trays like Invisalign. Orthodontists may also utilize other oral appliances like expanders to move the teeth and the jaw bones into the proper positions. After the corrective treatment, patients are usually given a removable or permanent retainer to keep jaws aligned and teeth looking straight and beautiful for decades to come. Retainers are usually worn full-time initially following the treatment, before transitioning to just part-time use at night to keep the teeth from crowding as the patient gets older.
While braces are traditionally more common, Invisalign is being utilized more and more. Traditional wire and bracket braces are a great option for more complex dental issues. Invisalign clear aligners, however, are now an option for most cases that require braces. They also have a lot of advantages like fewer orthodontic appointments, removability, and a near-invisible appearance. Invisalign is even great for teens! Believe it or not, teen boys have the highest rate of compliance when it comes to wearing the aligner trays for the prescribed daily amount of time without losing or forgetting the trays.
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