Orthodontics Westford, MA

Children and adults seeking orthodontic treatment at Cornerstone Dental Group can have their teeth straightened and their jaw aligned. The study and treatment of dental displacement and malocclusions is known as orthodontics. As an orthodontist, we can address any jaw-related concerns. Even if teeth are fully developed and hardened, we can move and alter them. Adults, rather than just children, can now have their teeth straightened. 

Some orthodontists may solely treat children rather than adults due to the numerous expertise in orthodontia. Dentofacial orthopedics, on the other hand, is a branch of orthodontics that entails more surgical procedures to repair problems with the jaw or face. In general, an orthodontist in Massachusetts works to correct the position of teeth and the jaw, as well as the overall form and look of a patient’s face. Many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how dramatically different they look when their orthodontic treatment is completed at Cornerstone Dental Group.

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In the discipline of dentistry, orthodontia was the first speciality to be established. Members of our professional team had to undergo further study in addition to dentistry school in order to become orthodontists. An orthodontist will keep learning until he or she has mastered the art of straightening teeth and aligning the jaw. This guarantees that patients seeking orthodontic treatment receive stable and accurate results. If you live in the Westford region and are interested in teeth straightening, please call (978) 692-6012 to schedule a consultation with our specialist. We’ll talk about your objectives and the therapy alternatives that are accessible to you.

Why Orthodontics is Necessary

As a Westford orthodontist, we notice that many kids have overcrowding dental concerns, necessitating our services. Overcrowding can cause teeth to grow in incorrectly or crookedly, causing problems later in life. 

When a baby tooth falls out early, whether due to an accident or a lack of oral hygiene, the teeth around it shift into the vacant area. This can affect the curvature of the palate, obstructing the space needed for the adult tooth to develop properly. Many people used to have their teeth extracted to make room for all of their permanent teeth. We can now use a range of treatment approaches to make room in your teeth.

If a patient’s jaw is misaligned, we can treat them with orthodontics at Cornerstone Dental Group. Speaking, chewing, and simply opening one’s mouth might be unpleasant as a result of this. Many people find routine daily activities difficult when their bite is off and seek treatment as a result. In other circumstances, we offer remedies for teeth that have grown in crookedly despite the availability of space. All of these problems can be resolved with orthodontic treatment.

The Procedure

There are various options available if you want to straighten your teeth. The premise is practically the same regardless of which option you choose. To move the teeth into place, the appliance must exert steady pressure. We won’t be able to press teeth into place right away. To guarantee that the teeth do not become injured, gentle and continuous pressure is required. As a result, we don’t apply pressure to all of the teeth at once. We use pressure on specific teeth instead. A modification is made to apply more force to a different tooth or teeth while keeping the others in place.

We understand the value of ongoing dental health care when treating patients in Westford. We advise people to clean and floss their teeth thoroughly on a regular basis. While having orthodontic treatment, this will reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Most patients are needed to wear a retainer once the treatment is completed. Children who straighten their teeth may only need to wear a retainer for a few years, however adults frequently need to wear a retainer for the rest of their lives. Continuous retention prevents teeth from reverting to their former position, which is a danger with any orthodontic treatment.

Treatment Options

We are delighted to provide patients around Massachusetts the opportunity to straighten their teeth and cherish their smile at Cornerstone Dental Group. There are a variety of techniques for moving teeth into position, many of which we provide at our office. Orthodontic treatment options include:

Spacers and Expanders

Prior to or in conjunction with braces, spacers and expanders are employed. When a patient has overcrowding difficulties, these methods can help free up room for the remaining teeth. If there isn’t enough space for teeth to move to, the perfect grin will never be obtained. Occasionally, children will wear an expander for years before receiving braces. This can assist teeth in growing into the appropriate position, or as close to it as possible.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are still a great option for straightening teeth. If you’d like additional information, please contact us at (978) 692-6012  to set up an appointment. Braces have developed to the point where the brackets and wires are now smaller than they were previously. Braces are now more comfortable and less noticeable as a result of this. Smaller brackets, on the other hand, mean fewer opportunities for food to get stuck or for unflattering photographs. This type of braces is the finest option for children, and at Cornerstone Dental Group, we strongly encourage kids as young as seven years old to seek orthodontics. However, the actual commencement time is determined by the child’s teeth.

Clear Aligners

We deal with customers from all around the area who want to straighten their teeth but don’t like how traditional braces look or feel. Clear aligners can achieve the same or similar aims without being obvious in this instance. To straighten teeth, Invisalign® uses aligners. Teeth will eventually migrate into position with this steady pressure, just as they do with braces. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours each day and resemble full, transparent retainers. This is why many Westford patients prefer aligners, which may be removed at any moment.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontics and the various treatments we provide, call (978) 692-6012 to schedule a consultation.