Orthodontics in Charlotte, NC

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Achieve Your Dream Smile with Orthodontic Appliances

While the aesthetic aspect is apparent, the importance of straight teeth extends beyond cosmetics. Optimal oral health is closely tied to well-aligned teeth, which is why Dr. Steven Yang and the team at Capstone Dental provide customized orthodontic solutions for patients with misaligned teeth or jaws. Call 980-202-5696 to learn more. 

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to the correction and proper alignment of teeth and jaws. This field goes beyond cosmetic enhancements, crucial in promoting overall oral health. Beyond teeth, orthodontists also assess and correct misalignments of the jaws. This custom treatment plan involves ensuring that the upper and lower jaws fit together harmoniously.

Benefits of Orthodontics

There are several benefits to orthodontic treatments, such as:

  • Healthier Teeth: Aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and decay.
  • Improved Functionality: Well-aligned teeth and jaws contribute to proper functionality, preventing issues like TMJ symptoms and pain.
  • Migraine Prevention: Addressing misalignments can alleviate migraines associated with dental problems.
  • Age-Resistant Alignment: Properly aligned teeth are less prone to shifting and crowding as individuals age.
  • Enhanced Confidence: A straight smile boosts confidence, leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Choosing orthodontic solutions means investing in aesthetics and the longevity and well-being of your oral health.

Candidacy for Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a transformative journey, but not every patient or everyone is aware of their candidacy. Understanding the factors that make you a suitable candidate is crucial:

  • Age Is Not a Barrier: Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children. Adults of any age can benefit, from addressing both aesthetic concerns and oral health issues.
  • Crooked Teeth or Misalignment: If you have crooked teeth or misaligned jaws, orthodontic intervention can bring about significant improvements. This includes issues like overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Healthier Teeth and Gums: Orthodontics promotes better oral health. If you struggle with cleaning crooked teeth or face challenges due to misalignment, you are a potential candidate.
  • TMJ Issues: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problems can be alleviated through orthodontic treatment, improving jaw function and reducing associated pain.
  • Migraines and Dental Discomfort: Frequent migraines and discomfort in the jaw may be indicative of dental misalignments, making orthodontic evaluation beneficial.
  • Desire for Aesthetic Enhancement: Whether you seek a flawless smile for personal satisfaction or professional reasons, orthodontic treatment can address cosmetic concerns.
  • Options for Every Lifestyle: With advancements like ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles, there are discreet and swift options suitable for professionals and those with specific timelines.

Our Orthodontic Treatments

woman with bracesTraditional Braces: A Time-Tested Solution

Among the most prevalent treatment options, traditional metal braces, crafted from stainless steel or metal, are commonly employed for children and young adults. Comprising brackets and a primary wire, metal braces exert gentle pressure on teeth, guiding them into the desired alignment. Pediatric cases may involve palatal expansion, while adults benefit from bite and alignment correction.

ClearCorrect: Invisible Alignment for Professionals

ClearCorrect is a discreet choice for professionals and adults seeking inconspicuous teeth straightening. Dr. Yang employs 3-D computer technology to fabricate personalized clear aligners. These aligners snugly fit around teeth, gradually repositioning them without the need for visible wires or brackets. The added advantage of this treatment is the ability to remove these aligners for eating, brushing, or special occasions, allowing for advanced orthodontic care and tooth movement.

Six month smiles logo.Six Month Smiles: Swift Cosmetic Transformation

An innovation sparking conversations and smiles, Six Month Smiles offers rapid teeth straightening, typically within six months. Primarily focusing on cosmetic enhancement, this solution targets front teeth for quick correction. Imagine achieving a flawless smile with proper jaw alignment just in time for your wedding, graduation, or any occasion! Say goodbye to orthodontic issues and hello to a great smile.

Aftercare for Orthodontic Treatments

woman smilingAfter orthodontic treatment, it’s essential to prioritize aftercare to maintain the results. Here are key aftercare tips:

  • Retainer Wear: Follow your orthodontist’s instructions regarding retainer use. Whether it’s a removable retainer or a fixed one behind your teeth, consistent wear is crucial to prevent regression and maintain your smile’s alignment.
  • Oral Hygiene: Continue practicing excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth thoroughly, ensuring all surfaces are cleaned, and floss daily. This habit is vital to prevent issues like gum disease and decay.
  • Lifestyle Considerations: If you engage in activities like sports, consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and orthodontic appliances. Additionally, if you grind your teeth at night, discuss the possibility of a nightguard with your orthodontist.
  • Address Discomfort Promptly: While discomfort is normal after adjustments, persistent pain or issues with your appliances should be addressed promptly. Consult your orthodontist if you experience prolonged discomfort or if something feels amiss.
  • Maintain Follow-up Appointments: Adhering to follow-up appointments is crucial for ongoing care. These appointments allow your orthodontist to monitor your progress and address any concerns that may arise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontic coverage varies among insurance plans. While some plans offer partial coverage, others may cover the entirety of treatment for specific conditions. Consult your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage and any potential limitations.

Mild discomfort is normal during orthodontic adjustments. However, it’s not typically described as painful. Modern orthodontic advancements, such as low-force techniques and innovations like ClearCorrect, aim to minimize discomfort. Your orthodontist will guide you in managing any temporary discomfort.

Orthodontic treatment is suitable for individuals of diverse ages and needs. Consulting an orthodontic professional allows for a personalized assessment, helping determine the suitability of treatment for your specific goals and circumstances.

Age is not a barrier to orthodontic treatment. Adults can benefit from orthodontic interventions just as much as children. Advancements like ClearCorrect offer discreet options for professionals. The key is consulting with your dentist and an orthodontist to explore tailored solutions that align with your lifestyle and objectives.

Straighten Your Smile and Enhance Your Oral Health

Begin your orthodontic journey with discreet and comfortable solutions that deliver straighter teeth. Our skilled dentists in Charlotte, NC, equipped with experience and precision, offer a swift, comfortable, and convenient method to achieve the perfect smile.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yang, reach out to our office at 980-202-5696. Serving patients in Matthews, Mint Hill, and Huntersville, NC, we take pride in providing exceptional dental care.

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