What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with moving or straightening teeth. The goal is to correct improperly positioned teeth to avoid future dental problems. Problems that can be corrected through orthodontic treatment include:
- Crooked teeth
- Jaw misalignment
- Overcrowded teeth
- Speech and chewing problems caused by tooth and jaw positioning
Orthodontics Near Me | Options For Straightening Your Teeth
Today, you have many orthodontics options when it comes to achieving your goal of a “perfect” smile. Your options include:
- Metal braces
- and Fastbraces
The orthodontics treatment you choose depends on your specific dental needs. Our team will work with you to help you decide the right path to your perfect smile!
Traditional braces are the ones most people are familiar with. First, your orthodontist fixes metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth. Then, wires are threaded through slots in the brackets to create movement. Then, we connect the wires and brackets using small, non-intrusive rubber bands. You will experience gentle but constant pressure on your teeth to move them into position. Lastly, we recommend periodic visits to our office to check the progress of your treatment. Treatment times can range from 6 months to 2 years. Orthodontics through traditional braces are available at our Paragould, AR office only.
Invisalign orthodontics, the most comfortable and popular orthodontics treatment available, provides patients with comfort, aesthetic appeal, and the highest quality materials available. Your Invisalign dentist uses the latest CAD/CAM technology to create a detailed alignment plan to move teeth into their ideal position. In addition, the Invisalign system offers patients the added benefit of years of research, trial, and success. Invisalign clear braces are durable and proven effective in shifting crooked, gapped, and misaligned teeth into position along the path of least resistance.
Fastbraces® Orthodontics Technology gently allows for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final position from the onset of treatment, achieving root parallelism at the beginning stages. The whole treatment takes between 3 months to a year. However, some patients see results in just weeks! Some people may ask if fast braces are painful, however, University research has shown that Fastbraces® Technology has low mean frictional forces, a clear-cut reduction in sliding friction, and pain reduction with fitting front and back teeth together. Fastbraces are in our Blytheville and West Memphis offices only.
Higginbotham Family Dentist | Find Orthodontics Near Me
If you would like to learn more about all the orthodontics options available at Higginbotham Family Dental, please give your local practice a call today or complete the form below to schedule a Free Consultation. We look forward to helping you find out if traditional metal braces, Invisalign, or Fastbraces are the right option to create your “perfect” smile through orthodontics! We also offer Dental Payment Plans and accept Care Credit!