Tiger Smile Family Dentistry is a leading dental health service in Baton Rouge that offers a variety of teeth, mouth, and gum treatments to residents in the city and the surrounding areas. One of the procedures we have available is orthodontics treatment made up of two types – Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
The former is made up of clear retainers that engage and move the teeth. They are changed out every two weeks while the latter comprises of clear brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth. They are adjusted every 4 weeks.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects jaws and teeth that are not properly aligned. Crooked or misaligned teeth are hard to clean and vulnerable to periodontal diseases and tooth decay. This will also cause TMJ disorders and headaches when there are stress in the chewing muscles.
Only your orthodontist can determine if you need this treatment. They will run the following diagnosis including your dental history, X-rays, a clinical exam, and special plaster models of your teeth. It is still up to them to recommend orthodontic treatment based on the results from the diagnosis.
You’ll be considered as a candidate for this procedure if you have the following:
Underbite: Your lower teeth are too far forward or your upper teeth are too far back
Open bite: The space between your side and front teeth bite together
Overbite: Also known as “buck teeth”, this occurs when your upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth
Crossbite: When the upper teeth don’t come down in front of the lower teeth when biting together
Spacing: The gaps between the teeth are the results of missing teeth
Crowding: When there are too many teeth for the dental bridge to accommodate
Misplaced midline: The center of your upper front teeth doesn’t align with the center of your lower front teeth
Our patients have been pleased with both treatments and we have seen great results. Each has its own benefits and treatment indications. Some of these include:
Consider yourself lucky to be living in this modern age where new technology developments are being incorporated to dental procedures. And even more so, that Tiger Smile is the one taking care of your orthodontic needs. An attractive smile is just one of the benefits that you can get out of our orthodontic procedures.
Our orthodontist will perform a thorough examination and discussion on your potential treatment options on your initial appointment. This will give us all the necessary information to get to know you and your dental needs. X-rays, photos and impressions may also be taken as well for reference to help us develop the perfect treatment plan for you.
You will feel right at home the moment you walk through our doors. We make it a point to always make sure that our patients are comfortable with us, so we established a welcoming environment that will make you feel at ease. To add to this, we only use the most advanced technologies, tools and equipment for our orthodontic services.
If you feel you can benefit from our orthodontic treatment, please call Tiger Smile Family Dentistry and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist. Your dentist will go over all details and answer any questions you may have about your treatment options. you can also check our TMJ services.
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