Solar Orthodontics has everything you need in a Coquitlam, BC dentist. Our dentists in Coqutilam are not only experienced at caring for your teeth, they are experienced with cosmetic treatments and have Botox training.
Your smiles are our main concern! If you would like more information about facial Botox, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
CBCT Scanner At Your ‘Coquitlam Dentist’
A CBCT machine is a special type of X-ray machine that can create a 3D image of your teeth, bone, nerve pathways, and soft tissues in one scan. It is especially useful when a regular facial or dental X-ray can’t provide a sufficient view. The machine was developed in the 1990s and is based on light intensifier technology. Since a CBCT uses a cone-shaped area detector, you can stay in one place as the sensor moves around you. It gives us essential tools such as simplified implant planning, an implant library, surgical guides, and with the new AIS Design Module an illustrated printed report. Ask us whether this CBCT scanner can help improve your dental health.
Retainers are dental appliances that aid in straightening the teeth, particularly after braces. Wearing a retainer can help keep the teeth aligned and prevent them from shifting back to their original position after braces come off, making them an important tool in orthodontics.
When Retainers Are Used
Retainers are most often used to maintain the position of your teeth after braces are removed. Once an orthodontist removes your braces, your teeth may begin to shift back to their original position. To prevent this, your orthodontist will likely recommend you wear a retainer after your braces come off for several months to a year. Be sure to ask about the specific length of time you’ll need to wear a retainer for it to be effective, as treatment times vary.
Another use for retainers is to slowly move the teeth into a more desirable position. However, they can only be used for small corrections that don’t require traditional orthodontic treatments, such as braces.
In some cases, orthodontic patients will only be given a single retainer for the top arch of teeth or the bottom arch of teeth. In other cases, retainers for both the top and bottom arches might be necessary.