Properly aligned teeth and a balanced bite will help you maintain optimal oral health and will look great as well! At Coronado Classic Dentistry, cosmetic dentist Jason Keckley, DMD can improve the look and function of poorly aligned teeth using clear aligners. He also offers the option of porcelain veneers, which can treat mild to moderate misalignment without orthodontics.
ClearCorrect™ clear, removable aligners are designed to discreetly straighten teeth. Whether you have gapped, misaligned, crowded, or rotated teeth, ClearCorrect™ may be the solution that can give you straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile. From children to adults, ClearCorrect™ is a trusted and reliable option for achieving a variety of orthodontic improvements. If Dr. Keckley determines that you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect™, he will take several digital images of your teeth and send them to the ClearCorrect™ dental lab. There, the images of your teeth will be used to create a series of clear aligners which can progressively straighten your teeth until optimal results have been achieved. Find out if you are a good candidate for ClearCorrect™ by contacting our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keckley.
Custom orthodontic retainers can help maintain straight teeth after braces. It is common for teeth to shift back to their previous positions once braces are removed, but retainers can help hold teeth in the proper place, preventing relapse. Retainers may be prescribed to be worn at night and/or at times during the day depending upon the degree of reinforcement needed to preserve the smile. As time goes on, you may become less dependent upon the retainers, but it may be advisable to continue them for occasional nighttime use.
Nighttime teeth clenching and grinding can place enormous amounts of destructive force and friction on the teeth, gums, and jaw. Extreme clenching and grinding can result in:
- Worn, cracked or broken teeth
- Gum recession
- Tooth and jaw pain
For patients experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Keckley can create a custom night guard that stabilizes the bite and prevents clenching and grinding from occurring. Night guards are designed to be comfortable to wear, and patients typically notice a reduction in pain and a sounder night’s sleep soon after starting to wear the device.
A lingual bar is a fixed metal wire that spans the back side of the frontal lower teeth. Lingual bars are typically placed after braces are removed to hold the straightened teeth in place, much like a permanent retainer. Depending on the technique being used, the bar can be cemented directly to the teeth or attached to bands which are cemented around back teeth.
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For more information about the orthodontic options available at our practice, contact Coronado Classic Dentistry today.