Did you know that dental misalignment is more than an aesthetic problem? It can increase your risk of dental decay, problems with your TMJ, gum disease, and more. If you suffer from crooked teeth or any type of malocclusion (bite problem), we invite you to visit us for an orthodontic consultation. We offer numerous treatment options that may be able to help you achieve straighter teeth, improved oral health, and a more attractive smile.
Traditional braces have helped generations of patients achieve straighter teeth, and they are still one of the most reliable forms of orthodontic treatment. They work by using brackets, which are bonded onto the teeth, as well as a wire that connects the brackets. Together, the brackets and wires apply gentle, consistent pressure to the teeth in order to shift them into their proper positions. Traditional braces are excellent for addressing most cases of dental misalignment, from the mild to the severe. They are suitable for both children and adults.
Rather than using brackets and wires to move the teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays. Each aligner is carefully designed to fit a patient’s unique mouth and shift their teeth in a precise, controlled manner. Patients often choose Invisalign because the aligners are removable, which facilitates easy oral hygiene and makes it possible to eat a wide variety of foods. Plus, the aligners are quite subtle, which makes them ideal for adults who want to maintain a professional image throughout their treatment period.