Misaligned teeth are more likely to trap bacteria between them and suffer from decay. They can also interfere with your bite and lead to TMJ disorder. Plus, they can have a deep effect on your self-esteem. If your teeth are not in their proper places, you have every reason to invest in orthodontic treatment. Here at The Center for Contemporary Dentistry in Belmont, we offer a few different treatments with the potential to reposition your teeth, improve your oral health, and perhaps even bolster your confidence.
Traditional braces are the tried and true method that dental professionals have used to correct orthodontic issues for generations. They use a series of brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to teeth and gradually reposition them. This treatment can be used to correct virtually any type of dental misalignment, including bite problems, gaps, rotated teeth and more. It is suitable for patients of almost any age Plus, modern braces are subtler and more comfortable than their counterparts from decades past.
If you would like to straighten your teeth but the idea of having brackets and wires attached to them does not appeal to you, ask us about Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners to apply pressure to the teeth. As you graduate from one aligner to the next, your teeth will move little by little into their proper places. The aligners are even removable, which means you will be able to eat, brush, and floss according to your normal routine.