Crooked teeth may not look very good, but that misalignment is much more than a purely cosmetic problem. If every member of your smile isn’t in its proper place, it may be difficult for you to chew comfortably and maintain a clean mouth. Your teeth are also at a greater risk of breakage and premature wear and tear.
Correcting alignment issues with the help of a qualified orthodontist in Newington can drastically improve your smile’s appearance. More importantly, it can set you up for a lifetime of healthy, comfortable smiles.
Teeth are not cemented into the bone that supports them. Rather, they’re attached to the bone via tiny ligaments that allow the teeth to have a small range of motion. By applying gentle, sustained pressure to the teeth, orthodontic appliances can gradually move them into their proper places. Sometimes, special attachments work with an orthodontic appliance to make the treatment as efficient and effective as possible.
Traditional braces have been around for decades, and they remain a reliable and safe way to correct mild to severe orthodontic problems. They use brackets and wires, which get tightened every 4 – 6 weeks, to reposition teeth. Some of the most outstanding advantages of braces include:
Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners to reposition teeth. The aligner trays are extremely discreet, which makes this a great treatment option for adults who want to maintain a professional appearance. Also, the aligners’ removable nature means that there are no strict dietary rules with Invisalign®.
If you or someone in your family could benefit from orthodontic treatment, we warmly invite you to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule your consultation at a time that is convenient for you.