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Appliances

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on dental appliances! You might be wording:

What are dental appliances?
What are the benefits of Dental Appliances?
How do Dental Appliances Work?
Addressing Common Misconceptions About Dental Appliances

If you want to explore these dental solutions further, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our office. We’re excited to help you get the best care for the smile of your dreams. (480) 345-0530

Your Guide to a Healthy Smile

What Are Dental Appliances?

There are many dental appliances used in dentistry to improve the alignment of your teeth, correct your bite, or replace the structural integrity lost with missing teeth.

Some dental appliances include dental braces, retainers, mouthguards, and more. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Appliances?

From orthodontic treatments that align your teeth to protectors that safeguard your smile during sports, there are many ways dental appliances can enhance your oral health and overall well-being. Here are a few examples of how dental appliances can benefit you.

  1. Braces aren’t just cosmetic, they ensure your brushing and flossing can actually be effective and protect your dental health. 
  2. Dental implants don’t just restore comfort while eating, they can also preserve the long-term health of your jawbone and other teeth.
  3. Crowns can protect a weakened tooth as well as help improve speech.

How Dental Appliances Work

While each appliance has its own specific procedures and application there are a few basic elements you can expect from all dental appliances. 

Firstly, your dentist will only suggest the appliances that are the best option for your situation and in most situations the benefits of these appliances are so much more than just cosmetic. All appliances actually have a great impact upon the health of your gums, teeth, and jawbone, even your speech and eating are influenced by the oral appliances you might have .

All appliances in the mouth are attached to the teeth directly. Some in permanent and others in semi-permanent ways using bonding agents like dental cement. 

Remember, your oral health matters, and we’re here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile. If want to explore how dental appliances can benefit you, contact our dental office and schedule a consultation. Let’s work together to enhance your smile and overall dental well-being! (480) 345-0530

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental appliances are devices used to address various dental issues and improve oral health. They come in different forms, such as braces, retainers, mouthguards, and sleep apnea appliances. These appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth and serve specific purposes.

Braces are orthodontic appliances designed to straighten misaligned teeth and correct bite issues. They consist of brackets, wires, and bands that work together to apply gentle pressure, gradually moving the teeth into their desired positions. The benefits of braces include improved aesthetics, better oral hygiene, and enhanced bite function.

Retainers are dental appliances used after braces to maintain the newly aligned teeth in their proper positions. They prevent teeth from shifting back to their original places and are crucial for the long-term success of orthodontic treatment.

Dental appliances, known as oral sleep apnea devices or mandibular advancement devices, can help treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. These devices reposition the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep, promoting better breathing and reducing snoring.

During the initial period of wearing braces or other dental appliances, you may experience some discomfort or soreness. However, this is temporary and should subside within a few days as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance.

Some dental appliances, like braces, may require dietary adjustments to prevent damage to the appliance or ensure effective treatment. However, many dental appliances, such as retainers and nightguards, can be removed during meals.

The duration of wearing dental appliances varies depending on the individual’s dental condition and the type of appliance. Braces may be worn for several months to a few years, while retainers might be used indefinitely on a reduced schedule after orthodontic treatment.

Insurance coverage for dental appliances depends on your specific dental insurance plan. Some plans may cover orthodontic treatment partially or fully, while others may cover certain dental appliances, such as mouthguards.

Yes, dental appliances can be used by people of all age groups. Braces and orthodontic treatments are commonly used in children and teenagers, while retainers and nightguards are beneficial for adults as well.

For active individuals, mouthguards are essential dental appliances to protect the teeth and jaw during sports and physical activities. These custom-made mouthguards provide a comfortable fit and ensure maximum protection.

What Do Our Patient Say?

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This is our second child to have gotten braces from -Orthodontics in Provo. We love going to them! We have one more child to get braces and we will definitely be coming back to this office! Dr. -- does a fantastic job.

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This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

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Contact

3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11

Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 345-0530