Our dental office in Leesburg specializes in many orthodontic treatments. The therapeutic possibilities of orthodontic treatments are higher for younger patients with growing teeth than patients with full-grown teeth. Moreover, for a baby who is constantly evolving, it is more beneficial to have regular orthodontic evaluations. However, it is still possible to effectively correct the dental component for adults. Please call us today to see how our specialists can help.
Orthodontics is a specialty discipline in the field of dentistry. It focuses on improvement of oral health and person’s smile by the perfect alignment of teeth and jaws. In an orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist will diagnose the patients to treat and prevent the irregularities of the patient’s teeth. Invisalign may be used to fix these dental irregularities.
Invisalign braces can correct abnormal bites and fix the gaps between the teeth to ensure proper alignment of the teeth. The braces are implanted at our dental office in Leesburg, VA. For the patients with periodontal disease or decayed teeth, consult our orthodontists for your concerns.
It is advised for parents to bring their infant to an orthodontic specialist when the first permanent teeth begin to appear. Additionally, in the presence of the following manifestations: protruding teeth, premature milk loss, dental crowding (poorly positioned teeth), finger sucking or other spoiled oral habits, difficulty talking, and bruxism (teeth grinding), difficulty in chewing or closing the mouth, may early signs of malpositioned teeth. If you are a residence of Loudoun County, our office at Cardinal Park Family Dental is conveniently located in Leesburg. We will help you find the ultimate solution for such irregularities and ailments.
The orthodontic treatment, in close collaboration with the patient, ensures excellent results. Inevitably, every dental treatment begins with a consultation. Therefore, it is important for you to visit us for a consultation where our orthodontic expert analyzes your condition. We would also make a plan of the recommended treatments to bring you back to good oral health. Consultations can be followed immediately by treatment, but treatments usually require additional visits. A consultation session is also required to determine the cost of dental treatment.
There are a few sessions in an orthodontic treatment offered at our dental office in Cardinal Park Family Dental Care in Leesburg. The number of sessions is designed to ensure that the patients are satisfied with the treatment procedure. Also, they know any possible risks or precautions of the treatment.
The diagnostics: If there is a need for treatment and you wish to have a treatment with us, we will arrange a new appointment, evaluating impressions of the jaw, taking x-rays pictures of the teeth. Base on the analysis of the findings, we will create a custom treatment plan for you.
The planning meeting: This meeting is designed for you to speak with a specialist at our dental office. We will have the opportunity to clarify all outstanding questions concerning orthodontic treatment. We can further explain our approach and discuss the risks and side effects of the treatment.
The treatment: If we work with removable braces, then the treatment continues with the evaluation of the teeth for the production of the clasp. This is also the case if you have opted for a special technique like Invisalign.
For fixed braces, we will arrange two appointments -one to prepare and a longer one to insert the fixed brace.
The controls: After 4-6 weeks, we will examine your teeth to control the progress of the treatment and the function of the braces. In the case of loose braces, we can adjust to fit correctly. In the case of fixed braces, it may be necessary to exchange the braces, to add individual elements and, of course, to control the movement of the teeth.
The retention: Once the treatment goal is achieved and the fixed braces are removed, the most important phase of the treatment begins. The retention phase. A retainer will be provided; this is to secure the tooth position and prevent the teeth from shifting again.
Is Orthodontics the Same as Dentistry?
People are often confused with differences between orthodontics and regular dentistry. Although there are a many similarities, there are many factors that differentiate the two. The orthodontists and the dentists both specialize in improving the oral health of the patients, but in a different manner. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty; a dentist deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the oral cavity pathologies and any diseases affecting the teeth. Additionally, a dentist deals with the jaw, nerves, gums, and teeth. While the orthodontist is a specialty within the dentistry. Orthodontists are trained in treating jaw defects and tooth misalignment. Practically, in comparison to the dentist, an orthodontist requires an additional training for its dental specialty in orthodontics. Therefore, a patient who has irregularities in biting and teeth alignment is referred to an orthodontist by a dentist.
Because an orthodontist specializes in helping patients with the alignment of their teeth, improving their bite, or fitting them for corrective braces and devices, it is the orthodontist who creates a plaster model on which the dental prosthesis develops. However, both the general dentist and the orthodontist can provide oral care in a dental office because both can deal with the teeth and gums.
The services provided by a dentist may include root canals, bridges, teeth whitening, dental crowns and gum disease treatment. The services provided by an orthodontist may include treatment for misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite, and treatment for crowded teeth.
Our Leesburg cosmetic dentistry staffs and specialists offer excellence in all the services offered to clients. Whether it is a combination of cosmetic options for a total smile makeover or a single treatment, we personalize your treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire. View the before-and-after images in our smile gallery featuring samples of our satisfied patients and the amazing transformations created by our cosmetic dentists.
Schedule Your Orthodontics Consultation Today
Visit us at Cardinal Park Family Dental Care or call us at 703-779-2296 for a free consultation with our orthodontist. Feel free to contact our doctors for other details and any unanswered questions. You can also fill our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.