At Egger Orthodontics, our orthodontists specialize in giving you any care you might need, especially when it comes to tooth realignment. Sometimes, before we begin you on a treatment plan or get you using an orthodontic appliance like braces, we can guide your teeth closer to where they need to be with preliminary work. This is known as pre-restorative orthodontics, and doing this can help make for pleasing and predictable results that satisfy our patients for the rest of their lives.
What Is Pre-restorative Orthodontics?
In order to give you comprehensive dental care, our first step is to set up a healthy, stable, and functional tooth. In other words, before it is safe for us to replace or shift your tooth structure, the tooth in question needs to be in a position that we can work with. When it is not, we often turn to pre-restorative orthodontics, which lets us correct any apparent malocclusions before we turn to the actual restorative work. By doing so, we help make for more effective and lasting orthodontic treatment that will give you lasting success.
One method of pre-restorative orthodontics involves the use of Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces that use fixed wires and brackets to guide your teeth into their correct positions, Invisalign aligner trays help you to realign your teeth with much more flexibility. You can remove Invisalign trays from your mouth anytime you need to so that you can brush and floss freely. Our orthodontists use X-rays and make molds of your mouth so that we can create aligners to match the shape of your jaw. We give you multiple months of new aligner trays that you replace every two weeks so that, over time, your teeth get to a better position for us to work with once it is time for restorative treatment.
The Visible Benefits of Interdisciplinary Orthodontics
When your teeth are chipped, stained, or have gaps, veneers become the perfect solution for helping to shore up these problems and set you up for further restorative orthodontic treatment. A veneer is a light piece of porcelain that we use to help re-create the look of a tooth, while also giving you solidity and resilience similar to your natural tooth enamel. We custom make these to apply precisely against preexisting tooth enamel and to fit elegantly along the contour of your teeth. Through the use of veneers, we can correct any small misalignments or gaps that you may have so that we can safely proceed to the next step of your orthodontic treatment.
Pre-restorative orthodontics is used increasingly to help patients like you get the treatment you need before more intensive and lengthy orthodontic options like traditional braces are used to get you your proper tooth alignment. From the use of Invisalign to veneers, the use of pre-restorative orthodontics enables us to meet any aesthetic requests you may have and to treat complex cases with greater predictability. If you are interested and believe that pre-restorative orthodontics could be the right choice for you, call us today at 425.270.1616.
All of the staff members are consistently friendly and warm! They are wonderful with children (even the little sister that wanted to closely watch)! Dr. Egger and her staff are very gentle, knowledgeable and professional and spend quality time educating patients and family. We feel like we are getting excellent care!
- Kristina M.