Nothing makes you more beautiful than a smile. Gently upturned lips over well cared for teeth are the perfect symbol of health and beauty. However, not everyone is born with perfect teeth. An orthodontist can examine your teeth and recommend helpful procedures to make your smile the best it can be.
Your teeth will be evaluated
The orthodontist will check your teeth to evaluate their condition and see if any are missing. Some may not have come through the gum line yet. Wisdom teeth might have erupted, or may do so eventually. Missing teeth, chipped teeth, or crooked teeth will be noted for possible treatment with braces and wires. Moving all teeth into their natural position is one of the first steps to a perfect smile. The good news is that treatments like Invisalign minimize the appearance of braces so that hardly anyone will notice.
Your bite will be checked.
Each patient’s overbite an under bite will be checked to see if both sets of teeth connect appropriately for proper chewing of food. And overbite or under bite can cause problems not only in chewing food, but also jn appearance. A bite that is off can often be fixed for both functional and cosmetic benefits. Invisalign braces might be recommended for moving teeth into their natural positions, which will help to make the bite even.
Special issues will be identified.
A small oral cavity, a large tongue, or other unusual features will become part of the patient’s record. If they cannot be treated during the orthodontia process, the patient may be referred to a specialist. For example, receding gum line may need to have a gum tissue graft to build up the area for orthodontic treatment.
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
A smile is the most beautiful curve on a woman’s body