If you specialize in orthodontics, you know the importance of first-class tools. You understand how crooked teeth and oral misalignment can wreck a person's smile. Patients come to you for help with headaches, TMJ and other issues that are best addressed by a specialist. That's why Fortec International offers a comprehensive catalog of high quality orthodontic instruments
When is orthodontic treatment appropriate?
Only a dentist can prescribe orthodontia. A dentist will use x-rays, visual examination, medical history and other techniques to determine whether a patient will benefit from orthodontic treatments. A patient who presents with a misaligned bite may be dealing with more than a cosmetic situation. A bad bite can lead to a range of health issues.
Sometimes known as dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontics is a specialized dental field that comprises the diagnosis, interception, and correction of faulty bites. Various orthodontic instruments may be employed over the course of treatment designed to align crooked or abnormally spaced teeth, explains Colgate. Orthodontics may improve some dental conditions, including overbite, underbite, crossbite or misplaced midline. Gaps, crowding, and spaces between teeth may be corrected by skilled used of braces, retainers and other orthodontic instruments.
How orthodontics works
Teeth can be gently moved with fixed and removable appliances. With long-term use, orthodontic appliances may effectively retrain the muscles that operate the jaws while slowly moving teeth into optimal position.
Braces are the commonest of fixed orthodontics. Used to correct crooked and misaligned teeth, braces comprise brackets, bands, arch wires and anchors. Your practice my utilise a number of Fortec orthodontic instruments to apply, adjust, tighten and ultimately remove braces from your patients. Braces aren't “just for kids” anymore. These days, many adults are opting to permanently improve their smile by way of braces installed and maintained at a dental practice like yours. Today's modern braces come in kid-pleasing colors as well as practically invisible braces for fashion-conscious adults.
Celebs who wore (or wear) braces
When a patient comes to you for orthodontic care, they may be emulating their favourite movie star or sports hero for a very good reason. Tom Cruise, Emma Watson, Ashley Judd and Prince Harry are just a smattering of the well-known names who've spent time sitting in a dentists chair whilst being examined or treated with specialised orthodontic instruments. Curious patients may be pleased to know about other celebs who wear or wore braces
- American figure skater Tai Babylonia wore full bands at ’76 Olympics
- Amy Carter wore braces in the White House while her dad was president.
- Chelsea Clinton wore braces while her dad was president, too
- Miss America 1975, Shirley Cothran, wore braces
- No Doubt singer, Gwen Stefani, still wears braces occasionally
- Lil’ Bow Wow wore braces in 2002
- Chris Rock wore braces
- Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus wore braces as a teen
- Quarterback Brett Farve was a teenager with braces, too
If your dental practice is ready to talk about new orthodontic instruments, give us a call at 1.855.790.7779 and tell us what you need.