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The Importance Of Orthodontics
Portland, OR

Image of a boy, after orthodontic treatment at Senestraro Family Orthodontics in Portland, OR. Many individuals get some type of orthodontic care in their childhood to improve and maintain their oral health. With the advancement in technology, orthodontic care has undergone a significant transformation, providing the best care for individuals of all age groups. No matter what dental issue you might be experiencing, orthodontic care can treat the problem and improve your smile. Senestraro Family Orthodontics understands the importance of utilizing the right orthodontics in the treatment based on the individual need and preferences. Our doctors, Dr. Seth Senestraro and Dr. Seth, conduct a thorough assessment, identify the issues and recommend the best orthodontic treatment and care.

Significance of Using Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments ensure the proper functioning of your teeth for a beautiful smile and improved overall health. Bite issues or misaligned teeth not just impact the appearance but makes it harder for you to speak, chew, bite, and clean the teeth. This could lead to further problems in the future that may require expensive and extensive dental treatments.

Therefore, orthodontic care is vital for everyone. However, it is crucial to understand that it is not a quick fix but includes gradual changes in the soft tissues, facial bones, and jawbones to correct misalignment and other dental issues. The care begins with an initial assessment of your oral health and an examination of the dental records. The dentist identifies the problem and creates the proper orthodontic treatment for it, for instance, an Invisalign aligner to correct alignment issues.

Types of Orthodontics

There are multiple types of orthodontics available that each have their own set of benefits. These include:
•  Ceramic braces
•  Metal braces
•  Lingual braces
•  Self-ligating braces
•  Clear aligners

Invisalign vs Braces

When getting orthodontic treatment, many patients have to decide between braces and Invisalign. Braces are a good option for those dealing with severe misalignment and crookedness issues. Invisalign is ideal for less severe cases and for those looking for not-so-visible options. Invisalign for teens and adults is more popular than braces due to its functionality and convenience. Braces or Invisalign and dental hygiene go hand-in-hand in order to ensure a successful treatment. Flossing and brushing your teeth regularly is integral to avoiding more dental problems and ensuring the treatment works.

Signs You May Need an Orthodontist

It is best to consult a dentist if you are concerned about a dental issue and wondering if you might need orthodontics. Here are some of the major signs that you or your child might require an orthodontic treatment:
•  Late or early baby tooth loss
•  Difficulty in biting or chewing
•  Speaking difficulty
•  Frequent mouth breathing
•  Sucking fingers or thumb
•  Blocked-out, misplaced, or crowded teeth
•  Protruding teeth
•  Biting the roof of the mouth or cheeks
•  Jaw that is recessed, protrudes, makes sounds, or shifts
•  Facial asymmetry or imbalance
•  Clenching or grinding of teeth
•  Difficulty in closing lips comfortably

Orthodontic treatment creates functional and healthy teeth and bites to ensure correct jaw positioning and tooth alignment. With the correct alignment and positioning, your teeth and jaw can function smoothly and promote better dental and overall health. If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontics, contact us at Senestraro Family Orthodontics at (503) 228-1945.

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