Misaligned teeth and jaws do not work as well as properly positioned ones, and a crooked smile can be a drag on your self-esteem. Our office provides the orthodontic treatment that gives you the beautiful, functional smile that you desire.
Orthodontic treatment will reposition your teeth into the correct alignment, giving you a smile that you’re eager to show off. If you have a malocclusion (“bad bite”), orthodontics can also help your jaws fit together better. For some patients, this treatment may even relieve pain associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
In the past, getting a straighter smile meant spending years with your pearly whites obscured by metal brackets and wires. Newer approaches have improved on that system, giving patients the ability to enjoy their new smiles during treatment as well as afterward.
The Invisalign system represents one such advance. Rather than using brackets and wires to move the teeth, Invisalign achieves the treatment goals using a series of clear, removable plastic trays. Casual observers probably won’t even realize that you’re wearing the trays, and you can take them out at meal time and while you’re performing your oral hygiene routine.
Although braces are often associated with adolescence, patients in a wide range of ages can benefit from orthodontic consultation and treatment. Children as young as six or seven years old should have an initial evaluation. Early treatment can address problems that would require more extensive—and expensive—interventions at a later date.
Adults often seek orthodontic treatment, as well. In some cases, they never had braces when they were younger. In others, the teeth have shifted out of place over the years, and patients seek a second round of treatment to reverse that shift.
Do you want a more attractive smile? Are you concerned about the way your child’s teeth and jaws are developing? Talk to your dentist to learn about orthodontic treatment and how it may improve your smile.