Traditional Orthodontics At Fossum Family Dental Care

How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?

When you get orthodontic treatment from Dr. Fossum, orthodontic appliances like braces or invisible aligners gradually move your teeth into their ideal alignment. You’ll be able to say goodbye to the overbite and crowded teeth at last! What makes this process possible is the amazing biology of our mouths. The pressure from the orthodontic appliance on the jaw bone activates specialized cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts, which actually rebuild the bone tissue around the new position of your teeth!

Why Are Straight Teeth So Important?

Most of us know that properly aligned teeth look nicer than crooked ones, and knowing your smile looks good is great for your confidence, but did you know that it’s also better for your health? Having straight teeth and a good bite makes it easier to chew your food thoroughly (which is crucial for good digestion), it’s better for your jaw, it makes it easier to clean your teeth, and it also makes it easier to enunciate when you speak! Another thing straight teeth help with is your ability to comfortably close your mouth while resting, which means you can breathe the healthy way: through your nose. These are just a few of the reasons to consider getting orthodontic treatment with Dr. Fossum.

Metal Braces

The traditional wires and brackets are what everyone pictures when they think of braces, and there’s a reason we still use them: they are effective. Wire braces consist of metal brackets that are cemented to each tooth and archwires that run across them. The archwires come in different sizes and stiffness levels depending on how Dr. Fossum wants the patient’s teeth to move between appointments, and they are held in place by colorful elastic ligatures.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces offer low profile treatment like clear aligners, but are just as effective as traditional metal braces at moving teeth into position quickly. What distinguishes them from metal braces is that the brackets are made of transparent ceramic, so the braces blend in with your teeth. Ceramic braces may be preferable for adult patients who don’t want their treatment to be so visible.

We Care About Your Smile At Fossum Family Dental Care

If you’ve been living with tooth crowding, a bad bite, or other oral alignment problems, schedule a complimentary consult with us today by calling us at (832) 595-2266 or sending us an email. And orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teenagers! Adults can get the smiles they’ve always wanted too! Here at Fossum Family Dental Care, we’re excited to help you get the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!