What more could you ask for than to have an attractive smile? Straighter teeth boost a person’s self-esteem which is important to anyone, regardless of age.
Does this statement sound familiar?
“I’ve already had orthodontic treatment done in the past, but I’m considering doing it a second time. Like many other orthodontic patients, I had braces as a teenager with the metal brackets, rubber bands, and follow-up appointments. I even had the dreaded headgear! My treatment was finished by the time I started high school… and then what happened? I neglected to wear my retainer. So, like many others, my lower front teeth started to shift, and now my retainer doesn’t fit anymore……… well, last time I checked, I think my dog ate it because I can’t find it anywhere.
I’ve wondered if it’s worth doing a second time, but I don’t want to go through all of that again. And my orthodontist has since retired, and I’m not sure where to begin.”
At Malan Heights Dental, we are here to tell you that it’s never too late to consider correcting your teeth, even if it is for a second time. This is why we offer 6 to 8 month Traditional Braces to adults looking for a cosmetic “pick-me-up.”
Many people seem to have the idea that orthodontics are “just for kids.” Well did you know that as adults, our teeth move the same way now as they did when we were adolescents?
During a comprehensive plan, treatments are personalized to a patient’s individual needs. Throughout the process, Dr. Malan ensures that the teeth are straightening efficiently and properly, and our team is also here to help, as well. You can always expect understanding and individualized care from us with every step of the way.
The appearance of your smile plays such an important role in professional and social encounters and situations. People who are pleased with their smile tend to feel much more comfortable, and are more likely to engage in successful interactions. Plus, the benefits of straighter teeth not only help to improve a person’s smile, they also help to allow better biting, chewing and speaking.
It’s time to experience a whole new level of confidence and self-esteem! Call Malan Heights Dental today and ask us to help straighten your smile.
A frenum is a piece of tissue in the mouth that extends from the lips and the cheek to the gums. (You can probably detect one of your frenums by placing your tongue in the space between your upper lip and your upper front teeth.) There are several different frenums in the mouth and they can attach to the inside of the lip, inside of the cheek or to the bottom of the tongue.
In certain cases, a frenum can prevent teeth from staying in place after they have been orthodontically moved together. For example, after a patient’s central incisors have been brought together to close the space between them, an excessive frenum can possibly cause the teeth to separate again.
In your lower front teeth, the frenum can actually pull the gum away from the teeth, causing recession. When a denture patient’s lips move, the frenum pulls and loosens the denture, which can be quite upsetting. This surgery is often done to help dentures fit better.
Lingual frenectomy is the removal of the lingual frenum. The lingual frenum attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and if it is too short, it will cause a tongue-tied patient.
Labial frenectomy is the removal of the frenum between the upper and lower central teeth.