Orthodontics Services at Southridge Dental
Dr. Sean Simper is rated in the top 5% of all dentists, and at Southridge Dental, we pride ourselves on our orthodontics services.
All Orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists can perform orthodontics work. At Southridge Dental we can.
Whenever someone mentions orthodontics, people’s minds automatically race to images of braces. But, orthodontics services are for more than just braces, specifically in the field of the alignment of teeth or the repositioning of jaws – although braces are their primary specialty.
Following is a list of Orthodontic Services available at Southridge Dental:
Braces consist of brackets, wires, and bands which are continually tightened over a specific amount of time to straighten your teeth. Braces are used by many patients in Kennewick looking to align their smile and create picture perfect teeth. They can also be used for patients with overbites, underbites, over crowding, or gapped teeth, in order to fix these problems. Traditional metal braces can take up to 3 years to fix or straighten your teeth.
This is why, at Southridge Dental, we prefer to use Invisalign® Invisible Braces: Clear invisible aligners typically take only about a year to correct a problem or straighten your teeth. Much more comfortable, you can remove to brush teeth, and you average wearing them about 22 hours a day. Learn more about Invisalign Invisible braces here.
When baby teeth are lost earlier than normal, space fillers need to be put in so that other teeth do not grow into the space meant for the missing tooth.
Like braces, aligners help to straighten teeth and align them. They are used by those looking to fix under-bites, overbites, open bites, cross bites, or crowding. Aligners are clear trays which fit specifically around your teeth in order to mold them to your perfect smile. See Invisalign.
Jaw repositioning appliances:
Jaw repositioning appliances, sometimes called splints, are used to move either the upper or the lower jaw in order for the jaw as a whole to close more naturally. Typically used for patients with TMJ.
After braces or Invisalign, a retainer is sometimes used to keep the teeth from shifting back to their original position. These retainers come in the shape or either a plate that is placed on the roof of the mouth with a metal bar which runs across the top front teeth, or in the shape of a plastic aligner. More often than not, these aligners are worn during the night.
Questions on any of the Orthodontic Services offered by Southridge Dental? Give us a call today and let us help you have the beautiful smile you have always wanted! Call today: (509) 581-0081