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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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Handling Invisalign Made Easy

Tips for Using Invisalign®

Beecroft Orthodontics

A crooked smile and gaps between teeth are common oral health conditions that have a number of adverse side effects. Not only do many patients wish to avoid the appearance, when left untreated it could also lead to medical issues for one’s jaw, gums, and the integrity of their teeth. This is why so many patients have turned to Invisalign to straighten their teeth and once again smile with confidence. For those who have recently gotten their trays or are interested in this process, here are some simple Invisalign tips and advice that will make the coming months as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Plan Ahead for Oral Hygiene and Spare Trays

While Invisalign aligners are a very convenient way to deal with malocclusion, they are also going to take a little extra planning throughout the day. This begins with always having a spare set of hygiene products in a purse, the car, the office, or anywhere else where a patient is going to spend an extended period of time. This will remove any temptations to forgo brushing and flossing and having an extra set of trays around is a great idea for any emergencies that may come up.

 

What to Do About Meals

Meals should typically be the only time the trays are out of your mouth. This means that a number of problems can crop up such as debris hardening on the trays or forgetting to put them back in. When at home, a simple solution is to place the trays in a bowl of water and set a timer on one’s phone or watch set to go off just after eating. This will go a long way towards keeping the trays in for that 22 hour a day mark as well as making them as comfortable as possible when putting them back in.

How to Switch Trays Properly

The most discomfort experienced during this process will come from changing over to a new set of trays every week or so. The easiest way to avoid most of the discomfort comes down to three simple steps. First, patients should wait until just before they go to bed to put in their new pair. It is also a good idea to take over-the-counter painkillers to prevent any pain that will wake the patient up. The final trick is to run the trays under warm water for a few moments before placing them in the mouth to loosen them up slightly.

What to do After the Last Set of Trays

After the last tray is nearing completion, it is almost time for patients to sit back and enjoy their new world-class smile. This is also a great time to consider a few other treatments such as a teeth whitening sessions to really make one’s smile shine. If you are currently struggling with a crooked smile or know someone who is, contact Beecroft Orthodontics today to speak with our Invisalign provider in Fredericksburg and discover just how easy this treatment can be.

Beecroft Orthodontics, 10472 Georgetown Dr. Fredericksburg, Virginia

Phone: 540-898-2200

Handling Invisalign made Easy

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Brush 'em or Lose 'em

Teeth brushing

Smile Quote No. 31: You don't have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!

One of the best habits that a parent can develop to protect their child’s health is regular visits to the orthodontist, but there are countless factors that may take place over the years that will lead to misaligned teeth. When children have begun to struggle with misaligned teeth, it is time to take a fresh look at how an orthodontist can improve the appearance of a smile and help to preserve oral health for years on end.

Recreating a Beautiful Smile:

While some may believe that misaligned teeth is nothing more than a cosmetic issue, any abnormalities in the growth of a child’s jaw and teeth can have serious medical repercussions. From chronic headaches to speech impediments, parents should immediately seek out an experienced orthodontist specialist that can help patients of any age with issues such as: -Crooked teeth -Overcrowding -Overbites -Underbites -Improperly Spaced Teeth

Modern Dental Options

There are now more procedures and dental appliances than ever that will help patients realign their smile. While traditional metal braces are highly effective for patients, some may want to take a closer look at alternative products for aesthetic reasons. Along with traditional braces for kids, patients now have options such as ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign aligners. Each of these various forms of braces are much less visible and will allow patients to smile with confidence even as their teeth become realigned.

No patient of any age should ever feel as if their misaligned smile is something that they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. If you or someone you love is on the search for advanced orthodontic treatments to reinvent a smile, schedule your own appointment today with Beecroft Orthodontics to see just how easy a smile transformation can be.

Beecroft Orthodontics, 10472 Georgetown Dr. Fredericksburg, Virginia

Phone: 540-898-2200

Brush 'em or Lose 'em

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