What is the Orthodontic Treatment Process?
Dr. Ahmed Mansour is an orthodontist in Wappingers Falls, NY who knows about all types of orthodontic treatments. Mansour, and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics, work with patients every day who live in or work near Wappingers Falls, NY looking to fix their crooked teeth (malocclusions) as well as other orthodontic issues. An orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has undergone special training, similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields such as neurology and endocrinology. Orthodontists also undergo extra years of university-based study, as well as gaining extensive experience in an orthodontic residency program.
What kind of problems do orthodontists treat?
Orthodontists help to correct patients’ dental malocclusions, abnormalities in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth. This includes underbites, overbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, overcrowded teeth, and the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. in addition, orthodontists should treat other problems with the function of the jaw.
A typical consultation with the professional orthodontics practitioners at Sunshine Orthodontics may include:
1. An analysis and diagnosis of each patient’s unique needs and outcome expectations.
2. A report on the issues presented by the patient and a discussion with the doctor about treatment options.
3. A treatment plan designed to correct problems presented and provide for the ongoing oral health of the patient.
4. A strategy of treatment that is affordable, comfortable, and convenient to the patient while ensuring a maximal treatment outcome.
5. A preliminary schedule to start treatment.
A malocclusion refers to crooked or misaligned teeth. It is also a flaw in the relationship between the bottom and top dental arches. Some examples of malocclusions include crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite, reverse bite, asymmetrical teeth, and impacted teeth. Three orthodontic techniques doctors use to treat malocclusions include:
Fixed appliances are used in cases of malocclusion where precision is key. Appliances that are regularly used are braces, fixed space maintainers, or specially made fixed appliances. Although patients usually can eat normally with these appliances, Dr. Mansour advises patients in Wappingers Falls, NY to avoid some foods and drinks that may damage their appliance (candy, gum, soda).
In some treatments, Sunshine Orthodontics use removable appliances such as retainers, lip or cheek bumpers, splints, Invisalign aligners, palatal expanders, and headgear. Unlike fixed appliances, removable appliances can be taken out of the patient’s mouth at any time. However, they should only be taken out when cleaning, eating, or flossing. On the other hand, a doctor can recommend the appliances be removed for activities such as sports or playing a musical instrument.
Problems with the mouth or teeth can’t be easily fixed with braces. Orthognathic surgery, or jaw corrective surgery, is used to correct conditions of the face and jaw. These conditions may be related to other issues such as sleep apnea, malocclusions, jaw or teeth-growth problems, and structure or function of the jaw. This surgical process involves realigning the bones of the jaw and keeping them held in place with plates or screws.
The team at Sunshine Orthodontics is here to help you get the brightest, straightest, and healthiest teeth possible. For more information or to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist in Wappingers Falls, NY, contact us at (845) 592-2292.
Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics is professionals in orthodontic treatment. If you have any questions pertaining an orthodontist in Wappingers falls, NY, 12590, Kingston, NY, Rhinebeck, NY, Hyde Park, NY or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at (845) 592-2292.