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Do You Need Braces?

downloadOrthodontics is not just for improving a smile. Orthodontics are also necessary to correct crowded teeth, protruded teeth, cross bites,incorrect jaw position, open bites, and even jaw joint disorders. The end result however is a healthy beautiful smile. These issues, when left untreated, can lead to tooth loss, decay, gum disease, headaches, speech problems, and digestive issues.
The proper age to have orthodontic treatment varies with each individual. Ages of treatment range from 5 to 65. The factors that matter prior to orthodontic treatment include the health of the teeth and supporting bone around the teeth

By now most people have heard about clear braces. This orthodontic alternative is a series of clear trays called aligners. The aligners are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing. Each aligner is worn for approximately 2 weeks and then new ones will be placed.

One of the most common questions asked pertaining to orthodontics is: How long will I have to wear braces? The answer varies. Length of treatment depends on how complicated your issues are, age, and how compliant you are.

Dr. Shankland of Lima Dental Associates is a Clear Correct provider. ClearCorrect aligners straighten teeth invisibly, without metal braces. They are invisible, removable, and made in America. ClearCorrect has been around since 2006.

ClearCorrect is not for everyone. Typically patients with mild to moderate crowding are ideal candidates. We will do an initial evaluation to determine eligibility for treatment. Good candidates for ClearCorrect will then have a series of x-

rays and impressions taken before treatment begins.

Are you interested in Clear Correct? Call us at 419-228-4036 to schedule your consult today!

Until next time,

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