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Choosing to have orthodontic treatment can be a life-changing experience for a person. Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with a straight jaw or beautiful teeth, so many people are left feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, an Orthodontist can help makeover the face and appearance of people with crooked, crowded, or poorly shaped teeth. Here are the top advantages and disadvantages of having an orthodontist perform dental work on you:Benefits of Having An Orthodontist receive treatment from an orthodontist, you will pay thousands of dollars in medical bills and have thousands of dollars in potential savings by having your teeth straightened. In addition to saving money on office visits, orthodontists often have private practice and therefore can set their own fees. In return, they can help reduce your monthly or yearly out-of-pocket expenses. Typically, orthodontists will accept a patient's pre-approval for financing of the orthodontics. Additionally, these dentists can often recommend orthodontists that specialize in particular conditions, thus saving both time and money. Lastly, orthodontists often receive advanced notice of a patient's dental situation which allows them to schedule appointments on the spot, eliminating the need for patients to wait on in-network dentists.Disadvantages of An Orthodontist The most obvious disadvantage to traditional braces is the fact that people who do not have them will notice the absence of braces. While most people will not notice the difference between conventional braces and clear aligners, young adults may notice the absence of braces when their parents comment on their appearance. Clear aligners provide an alternative to braces without the negative social stigma. On the other hand, braces are very visible and may cause embarrassment to teens who are struggling with self-consciousness.Disadvantages of Clear Aligners Although there are some disadvantages to having braces installed, many of these come from the dental industry. Most insurance companies will not cover orthodontics due to the fact that it is considered cosmetic. The majority of dentists will not perform the procedure, unless patients are seeking full-term treatment. For children and adolescents, the use of clear aligners can also lead to teeth sensitivity and jaw disorders.









Clear aligners, also called invisalign braces, are clear, removable orthodontic braces which are typically a thin transparent plastic tube-shaped dental brace designed to fit the patient's mouth. The aligners are bonded to the front of each tooth to create a custom fit. Patients who have had metal braces will find that most aligners are made of ceramic because they are easier to clean and wear. Invisalign braces, as they are also known, are a revolutionary new method of straightening teeth that has been approved by the ADA (American Dental Association). Because the aligners do not require the same amount of biting pressure as metal braces, patients benefit from a more relaxed and comfortable smile, along with improved oral health.The main advantage of invisalign braces is that they are made out of lightweight, durable material. This means that they can be left in without damaging the teeth and are unlikely to chip or become loose over time. They are made to last for a lifetime, rather than just six months like metal braces. There are three kinds of invisalign brackets to choose from: Metal Brackets, Ceramic Brackets, and Invisalign Kits. Braces that are made of metal will need to be replaced more frequently due to the gradual wear down of the metal parts, but they are less expensive.







For a person who has badly misaligned teeth, the use of braces can be very helpful. These braces are generally plastic and are placed on the front of the teeth to bring them into proper alignment with each other and the rest of the facial features. There are also invisible braces available nowadays that do not leave any visible marks on the teeth. Braces are generally used for children who suffer from early alignment problems or for adults who have misaligned teeth.It is usually advisable for a child to get braces when he/she is in between the ages of four to seven years. In such cases, it is also possible that there might be a school which will refuse to accept a child unless the braces are worn. Braces tend to work well for most children and they do not cause much discomfort to the person wearing them. In fact, if you are wearing braces today, you might not even realize that you have them on!There are three types of braces that a person can choose from. They include invisible braces, lingual braces and traditional braces. Invisible braces are quite effective as they can be adjusted to fit the exact size of the teeth and they can also be taken off at any time if the person wants to. Lingual braces are similar to the invisible braces but they are placed on the backside of the teeth and they are obvious to anyone looking at the braces. Traditional braces come as two types, metal brackets on the top of the teeth or on the sides, and there can also be a traditional bridge that can be fixed on to the braces.



A lot of research is now being carried out by dental specialists in St. Charles to invent new kinds of braces that will better help their patients and they will also help to find ways in which to reduce the discomfort felt by people when wearing braces. Advances in this field are also changing the way in which braces are worn. Earlier, braces were made of a metal elastomeric material that got stuck on the teeth when the braces were placed. In order to reduce this problem, clear braces came into existence. These clear braces do not stick to the teeth even though the braces are removed and they are clear so that the braces can be seen. The advantage of clear braces is that they do not cause irritation to the patient and they also help in cleaning the enamel of the teeth.Clear braces also make it possible for the dentist to view the inside of the mouth. This helps them to correct small problems with the teeth without having to drill the bones or to use forceps to pull teeth. The new technologies of dental braces have helped people to replace damaged teeth and to adjust spacing between teeth. In some cases, braces have been known to help correct misalignment of the jawbones.



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Meschke Orthodontics - Wichita Bright Smiles
1919 N Maize Rd, Wichita, KS 67212