Dr. Nino Gullotta

Southport Orthodontists – The Best In Teeth Alignment

healthy mouth can only get better when there is a flawless smile to accompany it. Getting that winning smile is not out of reach; all you need to do is visit any of the Southport orthodontists. They will capably offer you the orthodontic treatment that you need to ensure that you not only have your appearance enhanced while your general oral health is kept in tip top shape.

What orthodontists offer

An orthodontist is a dentist that has undergone an additional two to three years course to specialize in orthodontics. The additional education is pursued after completing dental school. Orthodontics is the diagnosis and treatment, as well as the prevention of malocclusions, which is the misalignment of the teeth and jaws. Southport orthodontists are therefore able to offer you treatment for a wide range of orthodontic cases.

Orthodontic cases

Orthodontic cases may vary from crowded teeth to protruding teeth. Misaligned bites are also cases that can be treated by Dr Nino Gullotta, including cross bites, over bites, deep bites or even open bites. Other cases that can be corrected are spaced or missing teeth, impacted or ectopic teeth.

Treatment offered

The most common treatment offered to patients for efficient shifting of the teeth is the use of braces. These are made from stainless steel; however, there is a new technique known as Invisalign which uses clear aligners to move the teeth to the required position. Lingual braces that are worn behind the teeth may also be available, and the best part of using them is that they are not visible, so you can comfortably undergo treatment without anyone knowing. To speed up your treatment, the doctor may recommend that you wear headgears or rubber bands in order to exert more pressure on the teeth. Acceledent, a device that is worn for 20 minutes each day, is also used to accelerate your treatment, reducing the treatment period by up to 50 per cent.

Importance of orthodontists

The role that Southport orthodontists play in your health care cannot be over emphasized. Once you have straight teeth, your appearance will be enhanced and this will definitely make you feel good. In addition to your good looks, you will enjoy better oral health – overlapping and crowded teeth are always an uphill task to clean. If your teeth are severely crooked, you may experience gum damage which may trigger an infection. A bad bite may cause your teeth to wear out unevenly, and may also cause pain in the jaw joints.

Orthodontic discomforts

Every time you have your braces adjusted, you may experience discomfort especially when eating. It is therefore advisable to eat soft foods during this time and rinse your mouth with warm salty water to manage the discomfort. If you normally have mouth sores from time to time, having braces on may cause you to experience the sores more often. An anesthetic may be applied directly to the sore for quick relief. When eating, the braces may irritate your mouth and you can manage this by using non medicinal relief wax to create a wall between your cheeks and the braces.