From metal orthodontics and clear braces to Invisalign and mouth appliances, our orthodontists are dedicated to helping individuals of all ages create their perfect smile while improving the long-term health of their teeth and gums.
Do you currently struggle with misaligned teeth or bite-related issues? If so, orthodontic treatment may be the solution. At Bellissimo Dentistry,our orthodontists diagnose and treat certain conditions such as malocclusion, overcrowding of the teeth, and improper or excessive spacing between the teeth. People who are experiencing these orthodontic issues are usually good candidates for orthodontic treatment to encourage the proper growth and alignment of their smile.
Additionally, orthodontics may be an option for those who want to gain confidence and improve their overall oral health by establishing a perfectly aligned bite. In short, orthodontic treatment can help many people with misaligned teeth, creating a healthier and more confident smile.
Malocclusion is an orthodontic term commonly referred to as a "bad bite". It occurs when the upper and lower teeth are misaligned or don't fit together correctly. Left untreated, can have noticeable effects on a person's appearance, health and overall confidence.
It can be caused by overcrowding or spacing issues, where teeth are too close together or not close enough to properly meet when biting down. Other noticeable signs include an overbite or underbite where the upper and lower jaws don’t meet correctly, leading to difficulty with eating food and speaking properly. Fortunately for those suffering from malocclusion, orthodontists such as Bellissimo Dentistry specialize in helping people find the best orthodontic treatment solutions that will correct the misalignment.
Our Orthodontic Treatments at Bellissimo Dentistry can be broken down into a few different categories:
Traditional Braces: Traditional braces have been around for decades and are still a tried-and-true approach to fixing misaligned teeth and improving your smile. These braces work by applying continuous pressure on the teeth so that over time they gently move into the correct position. Traditional braces provide great value over the longer term as they tend to be more durable and cost effective compared to some of the more modern options out there today.
Clear Braces: Clear braces are an incredibly popular and effective orthodontic appliance that is used to correct misaligned teeth. Using transparent aligners made of medical-grade plastic, they are a discreet solution as they fit snugly over the teeth without being overly conspicuous. Unlike metallic varieties, clear braces are nearly invisible, making them an ideal option for those conscious about their profile and appearance during treatment.
Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, also known as invisible braces, are a popular choice among orthodontic patients. Thanks to their discreet design, they offer an excellent way to improve your smile without being self-conscious. The aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours each day for the duration of treatment (on average 6 months). Every two weeks or so, you'll switch out the aligner for a new one as your teeth reposition themselves to produce a more beautiful smile.
Retainers: A retainer is an orthodontic device used to help your teeth stay in their new, post-treatment position. Retaining your teeth in the right position can give you a beautiful and long-lasting smile after finishing orthodontic treatment. Retainers come in both fixed and removable varieties, so whether you prefer the convenience of removing it for eating, cleaning and comfort or wanting something more permanent and secure, we have options to fit everyone's needs!