Other than affecting the appearance of your smile, teeth alignment problems can also lead to oral- and whole health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. In order to best protect your overall health and quality of life, Dr. Phan detects potential alignment issues as early as possible. He will then identify the best orthodontic solution to treat it, and keep you informed every step of the way.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects a wide range of dental conditions such as crowding, protruding/poorly spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and other misalignments. Our orthodontist, Dr. Phan, has extensive experience realigning crooked, overlapping, and gapped teeth and he can prevent potentially serious problems from occurring. Preventing orthodontic issues from occurring in the first place allows the patient to receive convenient treatment from their dentist and potentially avoid the inconvenience of having to be referred to an orthodontist.
Cape Cod Braces’s Orthodontics
We are aware that many people associate the word “orthodontics” with teenagers rocking a mouth full of metal. However, modern-day orthodontics allow us to provide some nearly invisible teeth-straightening orthodontic treatments — like Invisalign — along with routine, restorative, and cosmetic care.
How long does it take to straighten teeth?
While there is no specific amount of time that it will take to straighten someone’s teeth, at Cape Cod Braces, we have many teeth-straightening solutions available for patients of all ages that can significantly change your alignment in as little as six months! Depending on the severity of your condition, the time it will take to straighten your teeth will then be determined.
What are invisible braces?
Modern-day orthodontics allow us access to tooth-straightening systems that are nearly invisible using clear materials (i.e., clear brackets and wiring, and removable aligners) that are discreet and also comfortable.
Does everyone need braces?
No. Only patients with misalignment problems need to wear braces. The best way to find out if you or your child will need braces is to call and set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Phan.