Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry
Dentists located in Pleasanton, CA
Orthodontic devices can treat a number of conditions, from misaligned teeth to sleep apnea. At Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry in Pleasanton, California, the team of knowledgeable doctors is highly skilled in a number of orthodontic procedures that can help their patients achieve happier smiles and more optimal oral health. To learn more about what the Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry team can do for you, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that’s concerned with the proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. The dental professionals at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry have gone through extra years of training in order to provide their patients with top-of-the-line orthodontic care.
What sort of conditions does orthodontics treat?
Orthodontics fixes a number of conditions, including:
This is when there is too much space between your teeth, either due to missing teeth or just the placement of your natural teeth.
This is when there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth.
This is when your upper front teeth stick out too far forward over your lower teeth.
This is when your lower teeth are too far forward with respect to your upper teeth.
This is when your upper teeth aren’t positioned slightly in front of your lower teeth when you bite.
This is when your front and/or side teeth don’t touch when your back teeth are biting down.
This is when the center of your upper front teeth is out of alignment with the center of your lower front teeth.
What are my orthodontic options?
Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry offers a wide range of orthodontic appliances, including:
These clear retainers offer an effective alternative to metal braces for patients looking to correct the alignment of their teeth. Depending on your current alignment, this can be accomplished in as little as 9 months.
A retainer is a removable device that you wear on your teeth to help your teeth, jawbone, and soft tissues settle into place after you’ve finished treatment with traditional braces. For patients who have already had traditional braces, retainers are a great way to ensure that your teeth stay properly aligned.
Sleep apnea oral appliance
This custom-fitted mouthguard is designed to comfortably push your lower jaw forward while you sleep, minimizing obstructions to your airway and maximizing airflow, which can do a great deal of help for people who suffer from sleep apnea or snoring. These retainers can also protect your mouth if you grind your teeth at night, thereby reducing symptoms of TMJ disorder.
Mandibular advancement devices
This device goes over your upper and lower teeth and helps to move your lower jaw forward.
These are sometimes recommended for people with few or no teeth, and work to hold your tongue forward in your mouth.
Do I need orthodontic treatment?
Improperly aligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern, and can actually lead to a number of oral health issues.
Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean, which leaves them more susceptible to developing decay and periodontal disease. A misaligned bite, on the other hand, puts extra stress on your chewing muscles, which can cause headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain, and TMJ syndrome.
To learn more about how the experts at Cedarwood Pleasanton Dentistry can improve your appearance and oral health with orthodontic treatments, book an appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.
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