Do you want an even smile? Do you currently have crooked or crowded teeth? While the affects on your appearance are obvious, less obvious are the ways misalignment hurts the health of your smile. In order to enjoy a healthier smile you should address your misalignment with orthodontic treatment. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we offer two unique options for improving alignment: Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.
The Benefits of an Even Smile
When you have teeth that overlap or are crowded, then you may need to address the issue. First, uneven teeth make thorough brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food to remain trapped between them, where bacteria breaks them down. You then experienced an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Second, misalignment can place pressure on the jaw joints, boosting the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). To prevent damage to your teeth and to avoid oral health problems, we recommend seeing the dentist for possible orthodontic solutions.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to correct the alignment of the teeth. Patients wear them everyday, upgrading to a new set about once every two weeks until the teeth are corrected in about a year. Benefits of this treatment include:
- Faster treatment times
- Fewer office visits
- No need to change diet
- More visually appealing appearance
- Less discomfort.
Six Month Smiles
With Six Month Smiles, patients where clear brackets on the teeth and tooth-colored arch wires. They are designed to address minor alignment problems in about three to six months. Benefits of this treatment include:
- Quicker treatment time
- Less noticeable appearance
If you have major misalignment then the doctor may suggest you see an orthodontist for more traditional braces. Metal orthodontics can correct major malocclusion. If you have any questions or concerns about our orthodontic treatments then contact our office today.