Orthodontic Treatment

If you have crooked, misaligned or uneven teeth, our orthodontic treatment options at Koch Orthodontics in Lawrencville & Loganville, GA can improve the way your teeth look and work. This branch of dentistry focuses on moving and straightening your teeth for long-term dental health, function and visual appeal. It also reduces wear and tear by spreading pressure evenly over your teeth when you bite, chew or speak.

How Do Orthodontic Treatments Work?

Here’s a quick overview on the orthodontic treatments offered at Koch Orthodontics:

We use appliances like different braces, and removable appliances such as aligners for orthodontic treatments.

Special appliances may be used to treat thumb sucking, tongue thrusting and premature tooth loss in babies.

Treatment methods depend on the severity of the problem as well as your lifestyle, age and oral structure.

The time required for treatment also depends on a variety of factors. It could take a few months or years.

Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important?

If your teeth don’t fit together just right, it can lead to a wide range of other problems. Here’s what you might face:

First, teeth that are crooked or have gaps between them are more difficult to clean. This raises the risk of tooth decay (cavities/caries), gum disease and eventual tooth loss.

There’s also the extra pressure placed on your chewing muscles and joints in the mouth. This can cause pain in the jaw, as well as headaches, shoulder pain and neck pain.

Finally, there’s your appearance to consider. Uneven and crooked teeth don’t look very appealing, and they can also affect the way your facial muscles develop over time.

FAQs

Orthodontic treatment is crucial in treating concerns like misaligned jaws and teeth such as overbite, underbite or open bite – crowded, crooked or protruding teeth and large gaps between teeth.

Orthodontic treatments are safe, given the extensive experience and knowledge of an orthodontist.

The various types of orthodontic treatments are fixed braces, removable braces, functional appliances and headgear.

There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment as long as your jaw bone is in good shape.

Orthodontic treatments generally cost between $3000 – $10,000 depending on the type of treatment that is recommended by the orthodontist.

Appointments will be scheduled according to each patient’s needs. Most patients with braces will be required to see their orthodontist every 5 to 10 weeks. If there are certain situations that require frequent monitoring, you will be scheduled for appointments accordingly.

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s a good idea to try to get to the end of your treatment if possible. That’s the only way to get to perfect teeth.

As a general rule, the gap will close at a rate of 1 mm per month.

Metal braces are an extremely effective way of straightening teeth. However, other orthodontic treatment options include Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces and Clear Aligners.

In most cases, orthodontic treatment can be done without the removal of teeth. In other cases, there are compelling reasons to remove teeth for braces. In such cases, the pros and cons of such treatments options are considered by your orthodontist.

Gummy smile can be solved with the help of orthodontic treatments depending on what has caused it.

The different types of orthodontic devices used are palatal expanders, facemasks and headgear.

The side effects of orthodontic treatments include tooth decay, root shortening, pain, gum problems, gum recession and temporomandibular joint problems.

If you already have sufficient space in terms of gaps, you won’t need an extraction. But if the space required is less, space is created by extracting the least desired teeth.

If you have dental implants, you may or may not be able to have orthodontic treatment, depending on your situation.

Teeth that protrude, are crowded or erupt out of position are clear indications that treatment is required.

Yes.

It draws more attention from other people in interpersonal interactions and is the primary source of physical and emotional communication.

Orthodontic problems can be corrected at any age. It’s never too late, so call us and make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Koch at Koch Orthodontics in Lawrenceville or Loganville, GA and we can help you get that perfect smile.
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