Benefits of Dental Appliances

Some dental issues affect not just the function of our teeth, but overall appearance as well. Complications like misalignment and sleep apnea quickly lead to infections and discomfort. Dental specialists utilize several types of oral appliances to gently maneuver teeth into better positions and improve overall health.

Some common dental appliances are:

  • Retainers hold teeth in position.
  • Braces gently shift each tooth according to the patient’s needs.
  • Separators create space between teeth and allow placement for molar bands and further orthodontic treatment.
  • Expanders treat crowding and help patients with a cross-bite.
  • Lingual Arch/Transpalatal Bar maintains space in younger adults and encourages a well-structured arc of teeth.

Appliances for Sleep Apnea

When patients experience minor to moderate sleep apnea, a specialized device is used to effectively encourage adequate breathing at night. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, speak with your dentist today and ask about what respiratory therapy can help you get a good night’s rest.

Avoiding Treatment

Diet, hygiene, and genetics decide the health of your teeth from infancy into adulthood. Issues like misalignment occur because of conditions often out of our control and may require intervention from a dentist. Unaligned teeth should be addressed immediately, the problem is typically progressive and will develop further. Complications such as impacted teeth and crowding contribute to infection and discomfort.

An oral device works better when it is applied early which is why a check-up every six months by your primary dentist is crucial.

Call to Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation

A straighter smile is a boost to your confidence, reach out to our dentist today and see if an oral appliance can help you achieve the smile you want!

to Request An appointment, call (904) 747-1250