Orthodontic treatment can be carried out by braces, which are bonded to the teeth or in simpler cases by wearing a plate that can be removed by the patient.
A straight smile is a wonderful asset. If you are embarrassed by your teeth, you may not smile or laugh as often. Orthodontic treatment can increase self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance. It may also benefit a patient's social and professional life.
You may also be surprised to learn that straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury. When teeth are properly aligned, they are easier to clean - enabling decay causing plaque to be removed. As for injuries to teeth, protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident. When they are realigned into the correct position, the risk of fracture is decreased significantly.
A T4K appliance is a removable Pre-Orthodontic appliance designed to provide growing children early intervention to help guide their erupting teeth into their correct positions
Parents often share their concern regarding second teeth coming through crooked; the upper teeth are starting to look prominent and there is not enough space for the new lower teeth. "What can I do?
More and more parents are interested in early treatment such as the 'T4K', which can help make future orthodontic treatment less complex, decreasing the need for extractions and long periods of fixed braces.
Studies have shown that crowding and jaw discrepancies were closely related to habits such as mouth breathing, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking. The T4K appliance helps correct these habits as well as aligning the developing teeth using inexpensive, gentle trainers.