Orthodontics

Choosing the Best Orthodontic Treatment

Early treatment, or Phase 1 treatment, is extremely important to helping develop the jaws in younger children to ensure that there is plenty of room for their permanent teeth. It can also help improve the balance of the lower and upper jaws to help correct the way they fit together. Several issues can be further addressed once the child has grown up some, but there are several instances where fixing these issues early can be beneficial to the child and their mouth. The early treatment program that will be discussed can help maximize the long-term results that come from having braces, and it might even help lower the cost of later treatment. Just a few examples of the issues that can be fixed early are the lower jaw growing too short or the upper jaw is too narrow.

Kidzania Orthodontist, Dr. Issa has been known to recommend the first exam at the age of 7 for the child. This exam is important for giving you the right information for treatment concerning the bite of the child and whether the teeth are growing correctly or not. The Growth and Development Club was started by these two orthodontists to help monitor children who might not be ready for treatment just yet. In this club, which is free of charge, they can monitor children by assessing their bite and their teeth while they grow and age. They will also make recommendations that could benefit the children in the future. The early treatment could result in:

  • Improved growth in the jaws leading to facial symmetry
  • Reduced need for the removal of teeth later
  • More room for adult teeth
  • Reduced risk of trauma due to protrusion of the front teeth
  • Maintenance for eruption of later teeth
  • Treatment for Adolescents

Believe it or not, the most common ages for orthodontic treatments is between the ages of 11 and 15. This isn’t for any old reason either. Most children have grown a full set of adult teeth by the age of 12, which means that any gaps or crooked teeth are extremely noticeable. It is crucial to take advantage of the growth that your child still has left to make any or all treatments to help correct the smile and make it exceptional. Many children are already in braces at that time, and it is even exciting for many adolescents to become a part of the crowd of kids with braces. At Kidzania we have convenient after-school hours for kids who have braces, and it can be loads of fun.

There is no need to wait to get your child evaluated, and the orthodontists recommended that you call the office to make an appointment before your child has lost all their baby teeth. It is a great idea to get them evaluated to set up the right and most appropriate time for treatment, and you can do so before they have lost their baby teeth.

Treatment for Adults

Sometimes, adults need orthodontic treatment too. In fact, it is never too late to get an incredibly beautiful and straight smile. You can also get bite issues taken care of as well, even as an adult. Many adults even say that they wished they would have gotten it done sooner to help improve their smile earlier in their life. There are several benefits to undergoing orthodontic treatment as an adult. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • An increase in confidence
  • An improved smile or facial appearance
  • A reduction of wear in the teeth from having teeth that are misaligned
  • An improvement in periodontal or gum health
  • An improvement in oral hygiene in general
  • An improvement of disorders like TMJ or headaches cause from TMJ
  • A more positive impact on the loss of bone

There are several treatment options at Kidzania for adults. Many of the options include braces – metal braces, clear braces, braces placed behind the teeth, and even Invisalign which is a special form of clear aligners. Our orthodontists will work hard to find the best treatment option for you that matches your look and even your lifestyle. Their special SureSmile Technology is a great way to get the braces and treatment you need at a faster pace than other places.

The Invisalign Technology

Did you know that you can get the smile that you have been dreaming of without having to get braces? Yes, Invisalign technology is a type of aligners that helps straighten your teeth through a treatment that is almost invisible. You can eat what you want and brush and floss normally without the restraints that braces put on your adult life. Kidzania is a certified destination for Invisalign. Our experience helps ensure that you get the best experience possible with your Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign is also easy to get started. With a simple exam and a diagnosis from our orthodontist, you will have the treatment option before you. You will get impressions, photos, and even digital x-rays by the professionals to ensure that your diagnosis and treatment option is the best one for your case. The information that we gather about your teeth is sent to the headquarters of Align Technology. The technician for Invisalign works closely with the doctors to get a precise and accurate treatment option. The most critical part of the process is the detail and attention to making the aligners fit naturally. Once the final treatment has been approved, the design is manufactured as calibrated aligners to help gradually move your teeth into the desired final positions.

The Invisalign Teen Option

Much like the adult version of the Invisalign technology, the Invisalign Teen is made specifically for teenagers who want to better their smile without the restrictions of braces. Through a series of removable and clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth while continuing to eat what you want, as well and brush and floss normally. It is also much easier to maintain that awesome oral hygiene without the restriction of braces, and it is a positive thing for those with a social life. It is not easy being a teenager, but getting a beautiful or handsome smile doesn’t have to be hard at all.

There are two different questions that orthodontists are usually asked by the parents who are considering this treatment for their teen. Will they end up losing them? Will they wear them long enough? At Kidzania, we answer these questions with the reassurance that parents need before jumping starting treatment. Typically, those teens that have committed to Invisalign are motivated to keep up with their aligners and to wear them like they are supposed to to see their teeth straighten over time. If you are still concerned as a parent, no worries, we’ll be happy to go over all your questions.

The Braces Option

Just in the past 20 years, braces have dramatically changed. Doctor Issa has worked furiously to stay at the top of the braces game to ensure the best and more efficient results for patients. Comfort and speed are two factors that contribute to their treatment program. You can choose from either metal or clear braces, depending on your taste and lifestyle. You can even choose whether the braces will sit on the front of the backs of the teeth. The braces are made to incorporate both faster adjustments and smoother surfaces.

The initial appointment will provide you with a list of options. You will be able to speak with your orthodontist about your options and which braces will best suit your look and your lifestyle. If you want a removable option, Invisalign is always on the table.

Going Incognito

If you want a more discreet braces option, the lingual, or hidden, braces may be the right option for you. These braces are designed to attach to the insides of your teeth, keeping them hidden from view while they work to straighten your smile. They work just like traditional braces. They can be used for those with moderate or severe treatment, and they still straighten your teeth while being much more discreet than traditional braces. These braces are fixed to the teeth to remain in place until the treatment of the patient is done completely.

The Incognito brand provides a customized set of full braces for each patient that chooses this option. You get beautiful results, and the braces are easy to wear. If Invisalign isn’t an option for your treatment, speak with your orthodontist about lingual braces.

The Incredible SureSmile Technology

Kidzania is proud to be a clinic that uses the SureSmile Technology. It uses a 3D modeling along with robotics to help produce the most customized archwires. The technology creates a more accurate treatment than in previous years, and it is much faster than other, more traditional methods. There is much less fine-tuning involved in the later months of your treatment with this technology, and you might just finish your treatment earlier than predicted.

One independent study has found that the patients who have been treated with the SureSmile Technology have experienced a more reduced treatment time than those traditional methods. They have even seen better quality from the precision and higher quality results.

Follow Up Retainers

Once orthodontic treatment has been completed, the use of retainers is a very important part of the continuing maintenance of teeth and will go a long way toward keeping the same bite and smile that the braces formed over the previous few years.

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