Short-Term vs Long-Term Orthodontics
For many, the word “braces” or “retainer” conjures up negative images. This is especially true for adults. That is what makes short-term orthodontics a great option for adults who suffer from misaligned teeth.
Braces are the most recognized orthodontic treatment. However, traditional braces can take up to 24 months or more to fully correct issues with your alignment. Because of this length of time, many adults will refuse the long-term orthodontic procedure. Short-term orthodontics, on the other hand, can improve your smile in as little as six months. How?
Both long term and short-term orthodontics offer a selection of braces and materials to help correct misalignment. However, the goals of short term and long-term orthodontics differ. With the traditional, long-term treatment – the cosmetic realignment of your teeth occur. However, the remainder of your treatment focuses on correcting your root alignment as well. (In dental circles, this is referred to as altering the angle classification.)
With short-term orthodontics, the goal is to correct the cosmetic tooth alignment alone. This improves your alignment and offers many of the benefits of a long-term solution in almost a quarter of the time. Short-term orthodontics employs lower force to help correct your tooth alignment, often making the process feel less stressful and reduce the length of your appointments. Short-term orthodontics are also more budget-friendly, making them a better financial option for families across the country.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the type of dentistry used to help correct teeth and jaw positions that may lead to more serious issues. True, long-term orthodontics has increased benefits. However, by simply improving the position of the teeth, you can reap several benefits too.
For example, those who are in need of orthodontics but do not receive treatment are more likely to suffer from:
- Periodontal and Gum Disease;
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders;
- Headaches; or
- Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain
When your teeth are properly aligned, they make oral hygiene much easier. This reduces the likelihood of developing bad breath, decaying teeth, and more. It also helps your jaw sit in its proper position because it no longer has to compensate for ill-fitting teeth.
Smile More with Dr. Jack Nagrani
At the dental offices of Dr. Jack Nagrani D.D.S., we offer clear bracket and wire systems, as well as clear aligners. In keeping with short-term orthodontic philosophies, these systems work to effortlessly correct the position of your teeth. Because we use the most advanced orthodontic materials available today, you can smile more with Dr. Jack Nagrani.
If you are in the Hanford, CA area, the dental offices of Dr. Jack Nagrani D.D.S. offer both short- and long-term orthodontics. Contact us today to learn more about the orthodontic treatments with Dr. Jack Nagrani today!