Straightening the teeth is often thought of as a purely cosmetic treatment, but the fact is that when the teeth and jaws are lined up properly, this not only helps the mouth function better, but it also makes the teeth easier to clean, dramatically lowering someone’s risk of tooth decay. If you or your child are dealing with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, our in-house orthodontist, can provide a treatment using the latest methods so that you or your child can get a perfectly straight set of teeth before you know it.
Traditional metal braces have been around for decades, and they are still one of the most effective ways to fix misaligned teeth and bites. They still use the same trusted method: specially bent wires, held onto the teeth with brackets, apply a small force that slowly brings the teeth into their correct positions. However, they have thankfully gotten a cosmetic makeover over the years. Now, the appliance is much smaller and has a subtler appearance our patients certainly appreciate.
For older patients who would like to straighten their teeth but avoid the look of metal braces, Invisalign is the ideal solution. Instead of brackets and wires, a patient simply wears a progressive series of clear plastic aligners that slip easily on and off the teeth. They practically disappear when worn, and patients can take them out whenever they want, meaning they can maintain their normal diet and brushing habits.