Do I Need Orthodontics?

Do you look in the mirror and wonder, “Do I need orthodontics?” Misalignment can affect the beauty of your smile and also your overall oral health. By addressing the issue you can enjoy a more attractive smile and possible avoid the onset of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and other oral health issues. Fortunately, we offer a number of treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

Question: What is misalignment?

Answer: Misalignment refers to cases where the teeth are not straight. They may overlap or gaps may form between the teeth. Uneven teeth can lead to a number of problems with your oral health and the function of your smile.

Question: Do I need Invisalign?

Answer: If you have minor misalignment and are over the age of 16 then you may qualify for Invisalign. This orthodontic procedure can correct misalignment, improving both the beauty and the health of your smile. You will wear a set of plastic aligners. Clear and comfortable, they correct misalignment and are barely noticeable. In addition, treatment often takes less time than traditional metal braces.

Question: Can I improve my smile in six months?

Answer: If you have minor alignment problems then you may be able to obtain a straighter smile in about six months. With Six Month Smiles, clear brackets and tooth-colored arch wires correct misalignment in three to six months. We will examine your smile to see if you qualify for this cosmetic treatment. Otherwise, you may need metal braces.

Question: What if I need traditional braces?

Answer: Typically, metal braces best address major misalignment. If Invisalign or Six Month Smiles isn’t the best choice for improving your alignment, then we may suggest seeing an orthodontist for traditional braces. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, then please contact our office today.