May 5, 2016
We love watching our young patients grow up. For some, in fact, we are the only dental healthcare professionals they’ve ever known. From those “happy visits” to our office with mommy and daddy to driving themselves to an appointment once they have their driver’s license, Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy have taken care of their smiles. Dr. Georgy even has advanced education in providing traditional braces and Invisalign. So, for orthodontics in Glenpool, OK, you don’t need to look any further than the dentist’s office that is most familiar to you and your family.
Traditional orthodontics with metal brackets and wires have been around for decades. They are still the gold standard for correcting a wide variety of orthodontic problems such as overcrowding, a cross bite, rotated teeth or wide gaps between teeth. The brackets are cemented to teeth in order to hold the wires in places. With consistent pressure, the wires gradually move your teeth into their proper alignment. The length of treatment depends on the type of correction that’s needed, of course, but most people wear traditional braces for 12 to 24 months.
These braces use the exact same mechanics as traditional metal braces, but are far less noticeable. Some of our young patients look forward to wearing braces, especially now that bands come in a rainbow of colors. However, other children prefer to wear braces that are less apparent. Tooth-colored braces make these patients more comfortable and less self-conscious about their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that is appropriate for teens as well as adults. Using clear plastic aligners that are worn for about 20 hours each day, these braces can address just about all of the same orthodontic problems as traditional and tooth-colored braces. The advantage that Invisalign has is that the aligners are clear and practically invisible, and they are removable. Therefore, you can maintain your regular diet and the at-home oral hygiene routine you’re used to.
Whether you choose traditional, tooth-colored or Invisalign braces, wearing a retainer after treatment will be necessary. Dentists like to say that teeth have memory; without a retainer, teeth may start to move back to their original positions. A retainer helps you avoid this disappointment.
For Orthodontics in Glenpool, OK, Call Our Office
If you would like more information about your options for orthodontic treatment, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Georgy, contact Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry in Glenpool, OK, today.
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