TYPES OF TREATMENT
Patients seek orthodontic treatment for numerous reasons. For most patients though, a beautiful smile is the goal. At Dobbs Orthodontics we will provide the highest quality of treatment and strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your treatment. Once your braces come off, you will feel more self-confident with your new smile!
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or may be brackets bonded directly to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces and removable appliances slowly move teeth to the corrected position. Treatment time will vary from patient to patient, but averages between 18-24 months.
Taking care of your oral health is a whole different story when you have braces! That's why we participate in Oral-B's OrthoEssentials, a program that can help patients with braces stay on track with keeping a clean and healthy mouth. The day braces are placed, patients will receive an Oral B Professional Electric Toothbrush with a toothbrush head specifically designed to clean around braces.
Orthodontist Treatments and Procedures
Orthodontist treatments are a valuable service for anyone in Knoxville who needs them. They correct overbites, underbites, and overcrowding to improve oral health and appearance. Misaligned teeth can cause cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Orthodontist procedures help you to avoid these problems and give you a beautiful smile.
The benefits of these treatments extend beyond the obvious changes to your smile, though. They are also a great way to improve your self-esteem and alleviate potential health problems associated with your mouth. Untreated orthodontic issues can contribute to digestion and chewing difficulties, speech problems, and abnormal teeth wear.