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Orthodontics

Orthodontic Treatment in Medford, MA

Improve Your Smile with Our Orthodontic Treatment

What a difference straight teeth can make! Studies show that straight teeth give people confidence and greater self-esteem. Apart from the cosmetic factor, orthodontic treatments also benefit the overall dental health of patients. This is because properly aligned teeth minimize damage to sensitive areas of the mouth.

Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

GIO Dental at Station Landing, MA offers various orthodontic treatments for treating dental and jaw irregularities. These treatments involve the use of appliances in order to correct the position of the teeth or/and the jaw. It is ideal to undergo orthodontic treatment during childhood because it is easier to properly position the teeth and the jaws during the natural growth phase. But adults can also take advantage of orthodontic treatments as long as they have a healthy set of teeth.

Here are some of the dental and facial conditions that are resolved by using orthodontic treatments:

  • Overbite – Overbite is a condition wherein the lower row of teeth is overlapped by the upper row. This malocclusion can be hereditary, but it can also be caused by the improper formation of the jaw.
  • Underbite – Underbite is a condition where the upper row of teeth is overlapped by the lower row. This malocclusion occurs less frequently than overbite, but is more prone to complications, as the underbite makes the jaw protrude in an abnormal fashion.
  • Crowding – Crowding refers to the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally. When this happens, teeth can either be rotated or displaced, resulting in complications and serious problems. Crowding can be caused by genetics, or by negative childhood habits such as thumb sucking.
  • Excessive Spacing – Also called diastema, excessive spacing can occur between teeth, creating a gap for food particles to lodge themselves into. If not fixed, excessive spacing can lead to tooth decay, and other dental issues.
  • Crossbite (Front Teeth and Back Teeth) – A crossbite is a malocclusion that can occur either in the front teeth or the back teeth. Crossbite is when a tooth, or teeth, are not aligned laterally, and are closer to either the cheek or the tongue.

  • Abnormal Eruption – “Eruption” is the medical term for teeth growing out of the gums. When there are abnormal conditions in the eruption, whether caused by an abnormality in the timing of the eruption or the sequence, these result in a malocclusion that can be painful.

Our dentists at Gio Dental at Station Landing have the necessary experience and expertise to provide you with the orthodontic care you deserve. Contact us today, and our orthodontists in Medford, MA, will help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.

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Orthodontic Appliances

The four most commonly used orthodontic appliances include the following:

  • Braces – this the most common type of orthodontic appliance. Braces apply light, constant pressure, which moves the teeth into the right position over time. There are different types of brackets, including:
    • Metal – these are small metal brackets attached to the front of the teeth, connected by thin wires that are attached using tiny rubber bands.
    • Ceramic or Clear – these clear brackets are made out of either plastic or ceramic material. Ceramic brackets are barely visible.
    • Lingual – these are similar to traditional metal braces – except they are hidden and applied to the back of the teeth.
  • Clear Aligners – these are precast clear plastic “trays” that are fitted over your teeth. New aligners are made every few months in order to slowly move the teeth until they are perfectly positioned.
  • Headgear – this used to fix the back teeth’s position or to stabilize their position while the front teeth are being adjusted. Headgears are typically only used for a few hours at night or during sleep.
  • Retainers – these appliances are used for retention purpose once your orthodontic treatment is over. The use of retainer is vital in keeping orthodontic treatment results permanently intact.

Orthodontic Treatment Results

Most orthodontic patients at GIO Dental in Station Landing, MA, usually achieve their desired results anywhere between 12 to 24 months depending on the condition of your teeth, your oral health habits and how well you can follow your orthodontist’s instructions. If the retainers are used properly, the results can last for a lifetime.

For more information about orthodontic treatments, contact GIO Dental at (781) 777-1812 or email us at info@giodentalsl.com. You can also visit our Contact Us page

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