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Orthodontic

Dental Appliances Installed by Leesburg, VA Dentists

Ideally, we’d like to perform preventative measures to prevent misalignment issues before they happen. However, we know it doesn’t always work out that way. When you come in for a visit, our experienced dentists will examine your mouth and jaw to identify potential problems that could crop up in the future. By creating specialized treatment plans for every patient, we promote healthier mouths and good dental hygiene.

Do I Need a Dental Appliance?

If you’re experiencing pain or difficulty while eating, grinding your teeth at night, or your teeth are just not fitting together right, you may need a dental appliance. Check out our list below to see if you may need to consider dental appliances.

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Tooth Misalignment

Correcting misaligned teeth isn’t necessarily a cosmetic issue. Problems such as crowded teeth and overbites can result in trouble eating and obstructed airways that more serious problems later in life. To treat misaligned teeth, braces aren’t the only answer, nor are they necessarily the right choice for everyone. Alignment correction can also be done through tooth removal, tooth reshaping, jaw surgery, or jaw wiring depending on the severity of the condition.

Jaw Misalignment

Any time the upper and lower teeth fail to fit comfortably together, a misaligned jaw is to blame. You’ll likely have difficulty eating and may even have speech difficulties. Fortunately, these issues can often be resolved using the same type of braces used to correct misaligned teeth. However, severe cases may require surgery or more intense dental appliances to correct the condition. With routine visits, you’re unlikely to have to use the more intense methods. But if you must, our doctors are compassionate and educated and can make sure that your recovery goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible, resulting in a happier you.

Full or Partial Dentures

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, whether it’s your entire mouth or only part of it. Although many people associate dentures with the elderly, they are usually a great solution for anyone who has missing teeth, including those who have lost teeth in accidents or from another type of injury. When you consult with one of our talented dentists, we’ll talk you through your teeth replacement options and ensure that your solution is suitable for you personally. We’ll also teach you how to care for your dentures to guarantee their longevity.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a brand of “invisible” braces that use a clear aligner and digital imaging to correct crooked teeth 50% faster than other aligners. When you meet with your dentist, we’ll take digital pictures of your teeth and then create a map of how to most effectively shape your smile. You’ll meet with your dedicated dentist every week for an examination and adjustment. If you get in touch with us today, we can find out your insurance coverages and provide you with a quote for your brand new smile.

Protect Your Mouth

Don’t worry if some of these sound scary. Our talented team of dentists will walk you through creating a treatment plan that is right for you and your wallet. It’s important to correct these issues as failing to do so could result in increased risk of periodontal disease, development of obstructive sleep apnea, and more. Maintaining regular visits with us promotes healthier mouths and will help us catch these problems before it’s too late.

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