At Commerce Village Dentists, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment services to patients looking to improve their smile and health.
Properly aligned teeth have more benefits than their aesthetics alone! While a beautifully straight smile will certainly boost your confidence, it will also make taking care of your oral health easier. Crooked teeth can create hard-to-clean areas that allow bacteria to thrive and cause decay. Misaligned teeth also contribute to a higher risk of premature wear, TMJ/TMD, and other conditions. Braces are a reliable, versatile way to improve your bite and straighten your smile. If you're interested in how braces could help you, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.
Have you been dreaming of a straighter smile, but don't want to deal with the uncomfortable, unsightly metal brackets and wires? Invisalign clear aligner therapy may just be the solution for you! Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible when worn, and are removable so you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods and drinks, without restrictions. Over the course of your treatment, you'll receive new aligners every few weeks that will gradually shift your teeth into their proper alignment. Before you know it, you'll have the beautiful smile you deserve.
As your child grows, their baby teeth are destined to fall out to make room for their adult counterparts. But when they fall out too early, it can heighten the risk for orthodontic complications later on. We want your child to thrive, which is why we offer space maintenance, a solution that keeps your child's teeth from shifting and having misalignment issues as they erupt. If you are concerned about your child's baby teeth falling out, we can help them get a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (248) 363-5388 to speak with our team.
Patients of any age make great candidates for orthodontics. Anyone who wants to improve the aesthetics of their smile, the functionality of their teeth, and their overall oral health will benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment. Correcting tooth alignment is an important step in preventing tooth decay, TMJ, teeth grinding, and sleep-breathing disorders that can reduce your quality of life. If you notice you have gaps, overcrowding, crooked teeth, or an improper bite, contact us at Commerce Village Dentists today to schedule a consultation.
We will examine teeth and bite to look for signs of orthodontic problems. During this appointment, we will assess the severity of any misalignment and determine what treatments you are a good candidate for.
After discussing the results of our assessment with you, our Commerce Village dentists will speak to you about your preferences, aesthetic goals, and anything you want to avoid during orthodontic treatment. This will help us formulate a custom treatment plan that meets all of your needs and preferences after discussing all of your options.
We will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab. This serves as a model of your teeth so we can fabricate custom aligners or braces that properly fit your teeth and will shift them over time.
Using sophisticated design software, we will create a 3D model of your teeth with the use of intraoral cameras and your impressions. This allows us to digitally plan your tooth movements.
Your braces or aligners are created in a dental lab using advanced dental technology and high-quality materials. Fabrication may take a few weeks. Once your orthodontic appliance is ready, we will call you back to the office to pick up your aligners or have your braces bonded to your teeth.
After you have worn your orthodontic appliance for the designated amount of time according to your treatment plan, we will take a new set of impressions to create a retainer for you to wear. This prevents your teeth from shifting back.
Orthodontic treatment can be costly and time-consuming and you might think of putting it off altogether. However, having misaligned, crooked, or overcrowded teeth can cause significant oral health issues and reduced quality of life.
Crooked teeth can trap food particles and make it difficult to thoroughly brush and floss between them. Gaps in your teeth may cause insecurity in your smile and lead to avoidance of social gatherings. A misaligned bite increases your risk for teeth grinding and TMJ which can damage your teeth and cause significant pain.
A misaligned bite also increases a patient’s risk for sleep apnea. Having crooked teeth can make it difficult to chew your food, speak clearly, maintain an aesthetic smile, and even breathe properly. Orthodontic treatment will improve your smile, tooth functionality, comfort, and oral health.