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One of the most welcome sights in the world is a smile of forgiveness. Everyone wants to put conflict in the past and move forward with a sense of peace. A smile conveys that transition from holding a grudge to offering an olive branch. A radiant smile can be the most memorable feature on any face. Have you done all you can to make your smile the best it can be?
A qualified orthodontist can do wonders to maximize your smile and make it memorable to everyone. Here are a few options.
Straighten and align teeth.
A comprehensive exam can determine what procedures are needed to move teeth into their natural positions. It may be as simple as removing wisdom teeth. More often, however, braces might be prescribed for treatment to help move teeth into their designated areas. Teeth that are crooked or twisted can be adjusted. A patient who is self-conscious about wearing braces may be interested in treatment like Invisalign that others will probably not notice. Braces and wires are applied behind the teeth for minimal visibility.
Adjust the jaw line.
Someone with an uneven bite, such as an overbite or under bite, may benefit from treatment that brings the bite into balance. Problems such as TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint disorders, can be addressed as well.
Correct related issues.
Other problems could include being tongue tied, or ankyloglossia. This is generally addressed with a simple surgical procedure. Permanent teeth that have not yet erupted through the gum can be adjusted to descend naturally into their proper location.
Dr. Stephan Tisseront has an orthodontic practice in Reston, Va., where he treats children, teenagers and adults. Tisseront Orthodontics has top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment to determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary. Patients at Tisseront Orthodontics might need to wear:
• Removable Invisalign aligners made of clear plastic
• Lingual devices worn on the backs of your teeth
• Surgical treatments for serious orthodontic problems
• Retainers to maintain the positions of your teeth
Lingual devices worn on the backs of teeth are extremely popular to avoid having noticeable wires and braces, and Dr. Tisseront offers the Harmony and Incognito brands. Make a telephone call to 703-773-1200 to schedule your free consultation.
11720 Plaza America Drive, Ste. 110 Reston VA 20190-4762
Smile and forgive; it’s the only way to live.