Like many areas of dental medicine, orthodontic treatment has advanced significantly over recent years. Uncomfortable, bulky metal braces are not the only option available to help you to achieve a perfect smile. The use of different alignment devices and appliances may include fixed or removable braces, moulded plates or even tooth coloured aligners that are far less noticeable than old-fashioned braces. Nowadays, many adults are enjoying the many benefits of undergoing orthodontic therapy.
Dr Baetz and his team work collaboratively with highly accomplished orthodontic specialists and he may refer you for treatment to correct problems that are best treated by an orthodontist, not a prosthodontist.
When teeth are out of alignment, they can be difficult to clean effectively, this can cause bad breath and plaque build-up, which can potentially lead to periodontal (gum) disease, possibly the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Misaligned teeth can also affect their suitability for restorative treatment such as crowns or bridges. Tooth position often affects the possible placement of dental implants near that site. Of course, realigning teeth may also have significant cosmetic benefits.
To ensure the longevity of your restorative treatment performed by Dr Baetz, you may need to undergo a combined treatment programme of orthodontic and restorative care.
Please note any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion by a suitably qualified healtchare professional.