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How Does an Orthodontist Determine When Your Teeth Are Correctly Aligned?

How Does an Orthodontist Determine When Your Teeth Are Correctly Aligned?

We always hear about the importance of straight and healthy teeth, and to achieve a beautiful smile, many people require orthodontics, such as braces or Invisalign, to correct alignment issues. But how do orthodontists know when the job is complete?

First and foremost, orthodontists rely on clinical assessments and an expert understanding of how teeth should be aligned to determine when treatment is complete. During assessments, all aspects of the alignment are monitored, such as the arrangement of the teeth within the arch, angles of inclination, and the relationship between teeth and jawbones. 

Another method that orthodontists use to monitor progress is through digital imaging. Digital X-rays, panoramic X-rays, and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) offer detailed insights into the alignment of the teeth, roots, and jaw within the cranium and its relation to the temporomandibular joints. 

Finally, orthodontists often use three-dimensional digital scans to allow orthodontists to closely examine the alignment and fit of the teeth. By comparing these scans taken at different stages of treatment, an orthodontist can track progress and ensure that the teeth are moving toward the correct position. 

In conclusion, orthodontists use a combination of clinical judgment and cutting-edge imaging technology to determine whether the teeth are correctly aligned. This all-encompassing approach guarantees accurate assessments and treatment.

Remember, the exact timing and determination of when the teeth are aligned differ by individual and based on numerous factors, including the initial condition of the teeth, the type of orthodontic appliances used, and the individual’s response to treatment. 

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established orthodontics practice in Surrey, BC. Dr. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

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