Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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These Options Are Ideal For Patients With Crowded Teeth

These Options Are Ideal For Patients With Crowded TeethTeeth can become pushed out of place for a variety of different reasons. Wisdom teeth typically force their way in, whether there is the room or not, which can cause another tooth to become crooked, or tightly packed in like a can of sardines. Genetics may also play a part in your situation, but regardless of why it is happening, it needs to be corrected to prevent Gingivitis, Periodontitis, oral cavities, and more.

Tooth Extraction Can Free Up Space In Your Mouth

Removing a tooth, especially in children, is often one of the first options looked at, by dentists, to prevent overcrowding. This option gives the new tooth, or teeth, which are growing in, a place to go. However, with the advances the industry, and technological advancements, dental professionals look at alternatives to straighten teeth as well, before deciding on the appropriate course of action to take. This selection is somewhat intimidating due to the instruments used in the extraction process, as well as, the discomfort that ensues.

Invisalign Braces Can Also Do The Trick

Your entire treatment plan is captured with 3-D computer imaging technology, and custom-made liners are created, for your mouth, and your mouth alone. They must be worn, for approximately two weeks at a time, until your teeth come to rest in the appropriate, final, resting place. Every patient, and person, has a differently shaped mouth, with various tooth shapes, and sizes. There are a variety of elements that can determine the length of time that the braces must be worn, and it depends entirely on your unique situation. Traditional braces have to stay in place, at all times, but you can quickly and easily remove the Invisalign system to eat, drink, or do whatever life throws at you, then just put it back into place.

A Time Tested And Effective Option

Even after your braces come off, and you have a gorgeous smile, teeth can shift again, either back into their original place, or another. Fixed, or removable retainers, have been used to straighten teeth for years. These fabulous accessories do just as much work as your braces did, if not more, and are still being used, because of their efficiency. The fixed retainer is glued into place, against your bottom teeth, and while it is stationary, it is also harder to clean than a removable one. Both styles are also custom-made to fit your teeth properly, and the typical material used in creating them are metal, plastic, or rubber. For the first three to six months, after the braces come off, the fixed retainer must regularly be worn, and then only when sleeping, unless otherwise directed by your dentist.

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