Your Orthodontic Options
By Green Bay Family Dental
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Preteens, teens, and adults who have a less than perfect smile are candidates for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment realigns orthodonticsthe teeth and surrounding bone to an anatomically correct position for smiling and eating. If you or your child are interested in orthodontic treatment, here are some options available at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI.

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment
Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment problem that can lead to serious oral health complications. It's also known as: crowded teeth; crossbite; overbite; underbite; open bite. The teeth won't be able to perform vital functions if they're misaligned.

Orthodontic Options:

- Traditional braces for children and adults (metal or ceramic brackets applied to the teeth).

- MTM Clear Aligners for teens and adults (aligner trays made of polyurethane plastic that are worn throughout the day but can be removed when needed).

Maintaining Your Newly Aligned Smile
Once your teeth move into the ideal position, it's important that you follow your Green Bay, WI dentist's guidelines to ensure that they stay that way. Your teeth need plenty of time to stabilize in their new position. After orthodontic treatment, it is imperative that you wear your prescribed retainer as instructed. Retainers are used to keep teeth in place once braces are removed. It takes time for your teeth to settle into their new position. By wearing a retainer, you can prevent your teeth from shifting. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Follow up visits to your dentist are also important during and after orthodontic treatment. 

Start Your Orthodontic Treatment Now
The sooner you start your orthodontic treatment at Green Bay Family Dental in Green Bay, WI, the closer you'll be to having the smile you've always wanted. Call (920) 432-2961 today to set an appointment with Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve or Dr. Jessica Pasono.


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