A mouth full of crooked teeth can feel unsightly and do damage to both a child’s and an adult’s self-esteem. The good news is that these problems can be corrected. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting crooked teeth. Orthodontics can treat all types of dental issues that lead to crooked teeth. Overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bite, misplaced midline, spacing or gaps and crowding can all be corrected.
The most traditional method of orthodontics is the use of braces. Braces use a combination of bands, wires and brackets. They are connected to the teeth and the wires are slowly tightened over time, thus moving your teeth into their proper place. The adjustments normally happen monthly, and the final results are achieved anywhere from within a few months to a few years. But no matter the timeline, the final results are the same: beautiful, straight teeth, a great smile and excellent self-esteem.
Another option for straighter teeth is called Invisalign. As implied in the name, Invisalign is a set of virtually invisible trays design to shift your teeth into place. The greatest thing about Ivisalign is that the trays can almost effortlessly be inserted and removed. Roughly every two weeks you receive a new set of trays allowing you to switch from one tray to another, each one moving your teeth closer and closer into place.
Unfortunately, Invisalign isn't for everyone so an orthodontics consultation with our doctor is required to determine what option is best for you and your smile.