Orthodontics in Fresno CA
Orthodontic evaluations are done to determine what type of braces are needed for specific patients. An individual receiving braces is going to have a very unique set of teeth that are different from anyone else’s, requiring individual attention and evaluation. At Mark Lowe Orthodontics, we offer both traditional and invisible orthodontics in Fresno CA along with lingual and other types of appliances and retainers. If a patient has crowded or crooked teeth, the upper and lower jaw may be out of alignment, requiring braces to fix. Or, if a bite problem is being experienced, it can be fixed with braces. The malocclusion may be a result of genetics or by developmental conditions.
Sometimes in children, poor oral health habits can also be a cause, such as through thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Orthodontic treatment is designed to address these and any other problems causing the misalignment. Because crowded and crooked teeth can be easier to keep clean, they promote more cavities and periodontal diseases. Once gum disease sets in, it can be hard to get it back on track without proper cleaning methods. Braces help to gently move teeth into the proper position so that this problem is eradicated. Brackets and retainers help to achieve this by using tension to move the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help create a more attractive smile and to create better oral health. Orthodontics in Fresno CA usually take about a year to a year and a half to finish treatment.
For more information on how to correct yours or your child’s teeth with orthodontics in Fresno CA, call Dr. Lowe today and one of our staff will schedule you an appointment that works with your schedule. We offer a convenient schedule so that we can offer all our patients easy walk in hours as well.
Orthodontist in Fresno CA
If you are looking for an expert orthodontic practice, you should visit us at Mark Lowe Orthodontics. At our office, our two expert orthodontists are Dr. Mark A. Lowe and Dr. Ross J. Miller. Our orthodontist in Fresno CA can provide you with complete orthodontic care as well as treat you for orthodontic emergencies.
It is very important that you follow the directions of our orthodontist in Fresno CA to keep your braces. These directions will not only help to make sure that your orthodontic treatment proceeds as planned, but that you do not need to contend with any problems resulting from orthodontic emergencies. However, even when patients completely follow our directions, there can still be orthodontic emergencies. Some braces problems need immediate care at our orthodontic practice, while others can wait until your next checkup. When you do experience some type of problem or breakage of your braces, contact our office as soon as possible so that you can be advised as to whether or not you should immediately come in for braces repair. If your child participates in sports, wearing a form-fitting mouth guard that is fabricated at our office, can help to prevent any injury to the teeth and mouth, and also can prevent damage to braces. You will want to avoid damaging braces since this cannot only harm your mouth, but can also be costly to repair. Sometimes the required movement of the teeth can cause the end of the arch wire to become loose. This can cause irritation to tissues in the mouth. When patients eat certain sticky or hard foods, this too can damage the braces, and should be avoided. When you contact us with a problem with your braces such as part of the braces have been knocked off of teeth, there are protruding wires, or a lost bracket, you will need to come in to see our orthodontist so that he can repair your braces.
For an appointment to see our orthodontist in Fresno CA for excellent orthodontic care for both children and adults, contact us today.