Full service Orthodontics
Unlike two-phase orthodontics, comprehensive or full service orthodontic treatment is finished in a single stage. At Lone Peak Dental Care, we consider metal or ceramic braces, "tooth-colored" braces, and Invisalign as comprehensive orthodontic treatments. Complete orthodontic therapy is as successful as two-phase treatment; patients often finish it in 18 to 24 months. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is used to achieve the objective of optimal alignment of all teeth and jaws in excellent form and function.
The Advantages of Full Service or Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Full-service orthodontic treatment aims to improve your bite and smile by addressing misalignments and irregularities in your teeth, jaw, and facial structure. You can expect the following benefits from complete orthodontic treatment:
- Straightening your teeth can help you avoid problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and premature wear or erosion caused by misalignment.
- A more appealing smile that can boost your self-esteem and give you the confidence to confront the world.
- Orthodontic therapy can help relieve discomfort caused by misaligned teeth or jaw disorders, such as TMJ pain.
Types of Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Many braces are available, but the most common are traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. Traditional metal braces have stainless steel brackets and wires that straighten teeth through force from consistent pressure. Ceramic braces are similar to traditional braces except that their brackets are made from a translucent material instead of metal. They are popular with patients who want a less noticeable option.
Many patients choose traditional braces to straighten their teeth, but some prefer a more discreet approach. For these patients, we are proud to offer clear aligners. A perfect option for teens and adults who want to straighten their smile discreetly, these nearly invisible trays can be removed for eating and tooth brushing. Most cases require a series of custom-made aligning trays to shift teeth into their desired position gradually. These trays are smooth BPA-free plastic and fit closely over the teeth.
Get in touch with Lone Peak Dental Care at 9853 So. 700 E., Sandy, UT 84070, or call (801) 572-4430 if you are a parent of a teen who needs teeth straightening or an adult seeking orthodontic treatment for yourself.