orthodontics

If You Get a Chance, Take It. If Changes You, Let It. – Unknown 

Generally, the family dentist recommends that their patient should consult with an orthodontist. The orthodontist is the dental professional that has extra training beyond dental school on the way to straighten a patient's teeth or correct jaw problems. The orthodontist has the skills, training, knowledge, and experience to treat a wide variety of problems connected with teeth alignment and jaw issues. If you get a chance to visit the orthodontist, you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and get the answers that you need to make informed decisions about your misaligned teeth or jaw problems.

The Orthodontist Role

The orthodontist’s role is to perform an examination of your teeth and make suggestions about the correct treatment to correct problems of your teeth or jaw. Of course, there is a wide variety of treatments that the orthodontist is prepared to perform on patients of all ages. It's important to note that kids go to the orthodontist to correct their teeth before problems escalate. However, more and more adults are taking chance to consult with an orthodontist about their misaligned teeth too.

Typical Orthodontic Problems

  • Overbite - the top teeth stick out further than the bottom teeth
  • Underbite - the lower teeth are out further than the top teeth
  • Open bite - a space in the biting surface exist
  • Spacing - large spaces exist between the teeth
  • Crowding - too many teeth in a space

Orthodontic Treatments

These are a few of the most popular treatments for misaligned teeth.

  • Traditional Braces - use a wire system to hold teeth in new place
  • Aligners - aligners are almost invisible and do not require wires to push teeth in place
  • Invisalign - a type of invisible aligner

Consult with an orthodontist today to schedule an appointment, and let it change your life.

Beecroft Orthodontics

1300 Thornton St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: 540-898-1400

If You Get a Chance, Take It. If Changes You, Let It. – Unknown 

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Help, I’m Wearing my Orthodontic Retainer, but my Teeth are Moving!

Beecroft Orthodontics LAST UPDATED: APRIL 25, 2017

When you've gone through the lengthy process of treatment with braces, it's a great sigh of relief when those braces come off and you can finally show off those pearly whites. Wearing an orthodontic retainer is just par for the course, the final stage of treatment that will help you to preserve those straight teeth after all of that time and effort.

FAQ

Orthodontic Retainers and Post-Braces Care: What if Your Teeth Move?

You need to follow your orthodontist's instructions to the letter and wear that retainer for as long as is specified. If you've noticed some shifting after your braces come off, even while using your retainer, don't be alarmed. It's all a part of the process.

Can I Expect Some Movement in the Initial Period After the Braces Come Off?

When your braces come off, movement is to be expected. Your gums are going to start to adjust, becoming healthier as you can finally give yourself excellent oral hygiene once more. In addition, your teeth will actually start to settle once the wires and brackets are removed. They'll come together in a natural way. This shifting or settling is generally more noticeable in the back or on the sides. Shifting should not be as obvious in the most important area, the front that is the first thing everyone sees.

What Are Other Factors that Affect Movement After Your Braces are Removed?

Even though you are wearing your retainer, you may still see minor changes in the alignment of your teeth for a variety of reasons. If you are still growing, your jaw will be changing and this may alter the appearance of your teeth. You also need to pay attention to your tongue. If you are in the habit of pressing your tongue against your teeth, it may cause shifting. Do your best to avoid any unnecessary pressure on your teeth. You should not see any major alterations. Remember that your body is going to change as you age and that includes your mouth. As your jaw adjusts, shifts, or moves over the course of the coming years, you may see slight alterations in the appearance of your teeth as well.

Should I Keep Wearing My Retainer and See My Orthodontist?

The main thing you need to remember is that your retainer is a must. You have put in the time and invested a great deal of money in getting that beautiful smile. In order to have the most promising results after you've had orthodontic treatment, keep wearing your retainer for the length of time per your orthodontist's instructions. If you are concerned about any shifting in your teeth, make an appointment with our orthodontist specialist at Beecroft Orthodontics. An adjustment in the type of retainer you are wearing may be a remedy to the problem. Your orthodontic specialist will be able to answer all of your questions and assist you in whatever way possible to make sure you keep a beautiful smile for years to come.

Contact Us Now!

We at Beecroft Orthodontics hope that we have done enough to clarify the difference between the two. For any further consultations or if you would like to utilize our services, do not hesitate to call us. We eagerly await the chance to guide you on the journey back to dental wellness.

Beecroft Orthodontics, 10472 Georgetown Dr. Fredericksburg, Virginia

Phone: 540-898-2200

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Because of Your Smile, You Make Life More Beautiful – Thich NhatHanh

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Most people aren't born with perfectly straight teeth, making it difficult to feel confident about their smile. Orthodontics are specifically designed to create the beautiful smile you've always dreamed of. When you have teeth you can feel proud to show off, you'll have a reason to smile.

Why Orthodontics?

The field of orthodontics is different from regular dentistry. Orthodontic work not only improves crowding and crooked teeth, but it helps to eliminate over and under bite issues as well as jaw alignment problems.

Procedures Available with Orthodontics

Your first trip to the orthodontist will involve a thorough consultation, examination and set of x-rays. This will give the specialist an idea of what procedures will work the best for you. While brace placement is the most common orthodontic procedure, there are many other appliances that you might benefit from. Palette spreaders, night guards and retainers are just a few of the appliances found in orthodontic offices.

Benefits of Getting Work Done

When you make the decision to go to the orthodontist, you'll have a smile for life. Here are just some of the benefits that come from having professional work done on your teeth:

  • Feel a sense of confidence in your smile and boost self-esteem.
  • Eliminate over and under bite issues.
  • Improve speech that was problematic due to overcrowding.
  • Straighten teeth to create a flawless smile.
  • Improve your facial structure.

Visit Your Local Orthodontist

Beecroft Orthodontics offers complimentary consultations to their patients. They work with people of all ages, providing only the best orthodontic care their patients can find. They are the leading orthodontic professionals in Fredericksburg, North Stafford and King George. You can contact their offices individually at:

Fredericksburg Leavells: 540-898-2200 North Stafford: 540-659-6300 King George: 540-775-2022

Beecroft Orthodontics

239 Garrisonville Rd. Suite #101 Stafford,Virginia

Phone: 540-659-6300

Because of Your Smile, You Make Life More Beautiful – Thich NhatHanh

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