Orthodontics vs. Implant

If you’re missing a tooth, dental implants are not your only option. Some dentists are skilled enough to use orthodontics to close gaps left by missing teeth. Closing gaps with his method are non-invasive and avoid the need for surgical post-implantation.

How does a dentist do this?

Using braces! Braces are the cornerstone of orthodontics and a great option for complex cases of malocclusion. Braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to permanently straighten smiles.

To close a gap left by tooth loss, the dentist will first affix brackets to the surrounding teeth. The wiring he threads through these brackets will pull the teeth into place. This process happens so slowly you barely notice it.

Braces can do a variety of things to fix cases of malocclusion. Rubber bands, for example, can fix jaw alignment issues. If you choose orthodontics to close the gap from a missing tooth, consider your options to treat all the ways your smile is crooked or imperfect.

When is this a good option?

If a patient were to lose only one tooth and had ample teeth to fil in the gap, this treatment would be a great option for them. Patients with overcrowding due to too numerous or too large teeth would also benefit from this treatment.

What are the benefits of this method?

This procedure is perfect for patients who meet these criteria and feel apprehensive about oral surgery. Oral surgery is a lengthy process that requires many steps to be taken to ensure success. Patients allergic to general anesthesia may be barred from receiving the dental implant surgery, and thus would benefit greatly from the option to close their dental gap through orthodontics instead.

Closing a gap using orthodontics presents the opportunity to fix other crookedness as well. Braces can give a total smile makeover while fixing the incomplete look left by the missing tooth.

Straight teeth are more than just aesthetically pleasing. Evenly spaced, straight teeth are easier to keep clean and are less prone to decay than their crooked counterparts.

Invest in Your Smile with Dr. Do

At Alhambra Dental Plaza, we believe patient satisfaction is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we offer this revolutionary service to our patients in the East Sacramento area.

Dr. Do is experienced in providing orthodontic treatment to patients with gaps in their teeth. Feel free to call us if you have more questions about this treatment option or any other of our services.

Choose us to help you smile with confidence. We look forward to hearing from you!

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