Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Your Guide to Orthodontic Treatments

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that uses devices, including dental braces and appliances, to move and alter the teeth and underlying bone. Orthodontics are traditionally used to treat and correct crooked teeth, poor upper and lower jaw alignment, and pressure on temporomandibular joints. The practice is also well known for improving structural aesthetics of the face. Although, the teeth can be moved and shifted at any age, changes to the bone and bone structure with orthodontics are most effective in children ages 3 to 12. For older teens and adults, surgery is the only way to move or adjust the bone. However, treatment with affordable orthodontics can be a very effective option at any age for a bright, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Treatment of TMJ

Orthodontics can be an effective treatment for reversing the need for TMJ therapy. TMJ issues are generally a result of the lower jaw being positioned too far back, compressing the blood vessels and nerves of the joint. Many patients suffering TMJ pain and discomfort turn to splint therapy to relieve the pressure. The splint moves the lower jaw to a new position. Following successful use of a splint, dental braces are needed to stabilize the new position of the jaw.

Treating Children’s Oral Fixations

Orthodontics are also useful for treating habits related to oral fixation, such as thumb sucking or pacifier use. You do not need to be concerned with your child’s sucking habits unless they continue beyond the ages of six or seven. At this point, the permanent incisors and molars begin to erupt in the mouth and habitual sucking can cause a misaligned bite. It can also lead to teeth or lips that protrude and a distortion of the face. The impact of excessive sucking can be observed in the inward shape of the muscles of the cheek, which will cause the upper dental arch to constrict. This leaves the tongue without enough space to rest and results in unnatural behaviors, like habitual tongue thrusting. It may also aggravate breathing and induce allergies. Pediatric orthodontists can help parents identify worrisome sucking habits in children and recommend solutions.

Orthodontic Treatment for Other Conditions

Improper jawbone growth, cleft palates, and even disruptions to growth patterns while the baby teeth are still in place may be treated with affordable orthodontics. Due to the limited years during which the bone can be altered with orthodontics, it is ideal to seek treatment the moment misalignments are observed in teeth or jaws. Regardless of the age that orthodontics are pursued, to optimally retain results, a retainer must be worn at night.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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