Unfortunately, very few people are born with a perfect smile. At some point in their lives, most people will need to undergo some form of orthodontic treatment. At Senestraro Family Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family, from young children to grandma or grandpa. While childhood is the ideal time to move teeth, more adults than ever before are opting for orthodontic treatment.
If you have an impacted tooth, it doesn't necessarily mean that a tooth is infected, although sometimes that can happen. An impacted tooth is stuck inside your gum or jawbone. Sometimes, canine teeth get because it is being blocked by another tooth. Sometimes, the canine teeth refuse to erupt and take their place on top of your gumline.
Post Orthodontic Care (Retainers)
Protecting your investment is almost as important as the treatment itself. A retainer is a critical appliance that will keep your teeth in their proper position. Without it, your teeth will slowly shift back out of alignment. Unfortunately, your periodontal ligaments will want to move your teeth back to where they were before. Over time, these ligaments will “lock” your teeth in place with the use of a retainer.
Emergency Orthodontic Care
If you experience trauma or injury to the mouth, emergency orthodontic care may be necessary. If a part of your braces becomes loose or breaks, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Be sure to call us as soon as possible so we can get you in for an appointment. If you experience severe trauma or injury, you may need to go to urgent care or seek the help of an oral surgeon.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment
Regardless of your situation, our orthodontic treatment can give you a more beautiful smile and improve your oral health. If you would like to learn more call (503) 917-5352 and schedule a consultation appointment today.
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