Orthodontists and dentists prescribe treatments to correct a number of common problems. Many people may need orthodontic treatment to correct an “unsatisfactory bite” that has been caused by crowding teeth or extra teeth. Other people may need treatment to realign a jaw that is out of place due to genetics or due to an accident. Many patients want to correct one or more crooked teeth caused by thumb-sucking, premature or late loss of baby teeth, or a wide variety of other causes. Orthodontists and dentists can treat all of these issues!
Orthodontists and dentists use traditional and clear braces to correct tooth crowding, crookedness, some types of jaw misalignment, along with overbites, under-bites and cross-bites. There are a variety of other orthodontic treatments that often go along with traditional and clear braces, such as retainers, headgear, palate reshaping treatments, etc.
Clear braces/Invisalign are best for mild to moderate anomalies in the teeth and mouth. Traditional braces and other orthodontic treatments are best for more severe orthodontic issues. Also, clear braces are best for patients whose mouths are not growing anymore (some patients in their late teens and mostly all patients over 20 fall into this category).
If the mouth is still growing while braces are on, dentists and orthodontists prescribe traditional braces instead of clear braces. This means that clear braces are usually off limits to patients in their younger to mid-teens. Come see Dr. Hunt to see if you’re a candidate for clear braces!
Dr. Adam C. Hunt, DMD
132A E. Bloomingdale Ave.
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone (813) 689-4949
Fax (813) 689-7389
MON -THU 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed (Lunch) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hunt Family Dental Care pride themselves on providing advanced dental treatments and services to the community of Brandon. Learn more about all the services offered through our patient education videos.