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Treatment Options for Correcting Bite Issues:

Finding the Right Solution

At Aidencare Dental Clinic, specialising in addressing bite issues is at the core of our practice. Many patients come to us with concerns about their bite but are often unsure about the differences between prosthodontic and orthodontic treatments. Both types of dental specialties play crucial roles in treating various bite problems, but they do so in different ways. Understanding these differences can help patients make informed decisions about the best treatment options for their specific needs.

What is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment focuses on correcting irregularities of the teeth, especially in terms of alignment and bite. The primary tools used in orthodontics include braces, clear aligners, and other devices that apply pressure over time to move teeth into the desired position. This treatment is not only aimed at improving the appearance of one's smile but also at enhancing oral function and health.

Common Issues Treated by Orthodontics

Crowded Teeth: Orthodontic treatments can space out teeth that are too close together, which improves cleaning access and reduces the risk of decay and gum disease.

Gap Teeth: Similar to addressing crowding, orthodontics can close gaps between teeth for improved function and aesthetics.

Misaligned Jaw: Braces or other corrective appliances can address issues like overbite, underbite, and crossbite, aligning the jaw properly.

What is Prosthodontic Treatment?

Prosthodontics, on the other hand, involves the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Treatments may include dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and veneers. Prosthodontists focus on restoring and replacing teeth to ensure proper function and to enhance aesthetic appearance.

Common Issues Treated by Prosthodontics

Severe Tooth Wear: For teeth that are extensively worn down (perhaps as a result of bruxism, or teeth grinding), prosthodontics can offer solutions like crowns to restore tooth structure and functionality.

Missing Teeth: Bridges and dentures replace missing teeth, helping to restore bite function and preventing existing teeth from shifting.

Structural Damage to Teeth: In cases of broken or chipped teeth, prosthodontic treatments like veneers or crowns can restore the integrity and appearance of the teeth.

Choosing the Right Treatment at Aidencare

The choice between orthodontic and prosthodontic treatment depends largely on the nature of the bite issue and the overall oral health goals of the patient. At Aidencare we believe Orthodontic Solutions are recommended for patients who need to correct misaligned teeth or jaw problems primarily through the movement of teeth. Prosthodontic Solutions are ideal for those who require the repair or replacement of teeth due to damage, decay, or loss.

In many cases, a combination of both orthodontic and prosthodontic treatments may be necessary to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results. For instance, a patient might receive orthodontic treatment to correct alignment and then undergo prosthodontic treatment to replace a missing tooth.

At Aidencare Dental Clinic, our team of specialists in both orthodontics and prosthodontics works collaboratively to diagnose and treat various bite issues effectively. By understanding the unique capabilities and focuses of each specialty, patients can feel more confident in their treatment choices. Whether your bite issues require straightening, restoration, or a combination of both, our clinic is equipped to provide the necessary care tailored to your specific dental health needs.


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