For most patients, straight teeth equal a beautiful smile. But did you know that a properly aligned bite is also healthier? Rotated, crooked or overlapped teeth can present a challenge for daily cleaning. Even a couple of straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth.
Straight teeth aren’t just for kids! Adults are often the most committed orthodontic patients. It’s never too late for you to talk about the options for brightening your smile. Don’t be afraid to ask if traditional braces might not work for you. Our doctors can help you explore invisible methods. Invisible solutions can be very effective in some cases.
Orthodontics is a treatment that straightens teeth while aligning the jaws correctly. It combines beauty and function. It’s possible to identify problems early in a child’s growth, which may make it easier to treat. However, it’s never too late for you to talk about ways to improve your smile.
Tray or aligner systems are a modern way to straighten your teeth. They offer camouflage. Clear plastic trays are created using 3D digital images of your teeth. Your teeth will be moved gently with medical-grade plastic, without the use of wires, metal springs or rubber bands. Each aligner applies constant pressure on specific teeth, resulting in minor discomfort and shorter treatment times. You can change to a different tray every two weeks by contacting your provider.
You can set removable trays aside for short periods to allow for everyday eating and cleaning. Many patients find it easy to enjoy an apple without wires or brackets. The smooth, plastic surface provides a level of comfort that is unmatched by other types of straightening.
Your treatment will be successful if you wear your glasses for at least 22 hours per day. Clear aligners are great for adults, but a responsible teenager can also benefit from them.