The main objective of expose and bond in Palm Desert, CA, is to use a bracket to shift a tooth into a suitable functional and aesthetic position. The simplest method of exposing a tooth is to remove the gum covering the crown of the unerupted tooth under the effect of local anesthesia. The major area of immature teeth is located farther back in the jaw and must be exposed and dislodged by removing both bone and gum, which is usually done.
An expose and bond in Palm Desert, CA, is a very predictable procedure, especially if the tooth has not fully erupted yet. The best time to move a tooth is when it isn't fully mature. Routine dental x-rays can help evaluate the condition. The length of treatment time to make the tooth reach the desired position depends on certain factors, such as the tooth's size, the extent of impaction, the amount of bone surrounding bone, and the maturity of the tooth. Most commonly, the upper canine teeth need to undergo expose and bond in Palm Desert, CA.
Dental Braces Explained
Braces are devices used to straighten teeth. The orthodontist may place traditional metal or ceramic braces, which are comprised of brackets and wires. Or the orthodontist may use Invisalign® clear aligners that can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Regardless of which type of braces are used, the treatment process is similar. Brackets will be bonded to the fronts of teeth and connected with archwires. Over time, these wires exert the proper amount of pressure to shift the teeth into proper alignment. In addition to moving the teeth into better positions, braces can also help correct bite issues and improve dental health.
Before treatment begins, patients should practice good dental hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing at least once a day. This will help ensure the teeth and gums are healthy so that the braces can work properly. Patients who have severe orthodontic problems may require tooth extraction as part of the braces treatment. It may take a few weeks before the patient sees results as the teeth shift into their new position. With time and continued care at home, patients will enjoy straighter and healthier smiles after their braces are removed.
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise in preventive periodontics, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, and dental implants. To schedule an appointment for expose and bond in Palm Desert, CA, call us at 760-568-3421 or visit our practice at 36945 Cook St.Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92260.