Straightening the Smile in Yalesville, CT
One of the most common esthetic and health concerns in dentistry is malocclusion, the misalignment of the teeth and bite. Our practice can help treat the condition in both children and adults with the help of our on-staff orthodontist, Dr. Berey, and Dr. Sue, who is a Certified Invisalign® Provider. Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry offer orthodontics in Wallingford, Meriden, Cheshire, and the surrounding communities. Schedule an orthodontic consultation today to see how we can help you develop a straighter smile.
Malocclusion can be caused by various developmental factors, which can be caught during a child’s regular dental examination. Our dentists help in identification of early malocclusion, enabling Dr. Berey to make a determination if preemptive treatment is needed.
Interceptive orthodontics refers to the appliances worn to correct the alignment of the smile as your child’s jaw grows. In some cases, these devices will prevent malocclusion and the need for future treatment. In other cases, interceptive orthodontics is used to reduce the severity of malocclusion, lowering the length, cost, and extremity of later orthodontic work.
Band and Bracket Braces
Band and bracket braces are one of the available treatment modalities at our Wallingford dental practice. The traditional metal braces treatment can help children, teenagers, and some adults alike develop a healthier smile.
Band and bracket braces work by cementing metal brackets to the teeth, running an archwire through them, and adding the ligature and interarch rubber bands. The wire running through the brackets provides the main force behind moving the teeth, with the ligature bands holding the wire in place. Meanwhile, the interarch band guides that force into the direction it needs to go in order to straighten the smile effectively.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
In some cases, Dr. Berey or Dr. Sue will see an older teen or adult patient who need minor tooth realignment. Invisalign is designed for teens and adults whose misalignment falls under certain diagnostic parameters as determined by the doctors.
Treatment is by way of removable, clear aligners, moving teeth gently and gradually into position. Dr. Berey and Dr. Sue are both Certified Invisalign Providers. The benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond cosmetic needs. Straightening your teeth significantly affects your overall dental health by giving you healthier gums and teeth.
Contact Us for Your Orthodontic Needs
Meslin Pediatric & Family Dentistry provides orthodontics near the Yalesville neighborhood of Wallingford. To find out how we can help you and your children develop a straighter smile, call or email us today and schedule your family’s next dental appointment!