Teeth Straightening Solutions for Everyone

Posted on: July 1st, 2017 by Dr. Laura Morgan

Teeth StraighteningThere are several types of teeth straightening methods that we employ in our orthodontist office. We recommend visiting our office instead of a general dentist since we have several solutions and methods that can move teeth into the correct position while also aligning the jaw.

We have more professional oral health experience than a general dentist and offer patients a wider variety of options. With that in mind, some of our straightening solutions include:

#1. Early orthodontic treatments

Before ever placing braces or ordering aligners, we will often perform early orthodontic interventions. Sometimes, this is as simple as giving patients an expander to wear for several months. An expander can create more room in the palate to not crowd the teeth. We recommend early orthodontic treatments for children who are not yet ready to wear braces.

#2. Metal braces

When most people think of braces, they picture someone with a mouthful of metal. When braces first became popular in the 70s, the brackets were very large. Now, metal braces are far more discreet than they in the past. The brackets are smaller and so are the wires.

Thus, it is possible to use the solution for teeth straightening without significantly impacting patients. This is still the best solution for children since they are incredibly durable and effective but adults often choose the solution as well.

#3. Ceramic braces

Anyone who is looking for a discreet way to straighten teeth and correct some bite issues may want to consider ceramic braces. In this procedure, brackets are secured to the teeth and wires threaded between them. The difference is that the brackets and wires blend in with the tooth shade so that they are difficult to detect.

When viewed across a room, it will be difficult for anyone to see that a patient is wearing braces. This makes them a preferred solution for adults that visit our office.

#4. Aligners

We also offer clear aligners for people who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. There are advantages for doing so, including the ability to eat a person’s favorite foods without involuntarily trapping anything between the brackets.

People who have a special occasion coming up like a wedding or graduation may also prefer the solution. With aligners, people can remove them for photos and meals.

Schedule an appointment

It is important to understand that even with advancements in dental technology, teeth straightening solutions will still take some time. While some solutions will require fewer visits throughout the straightening process, it is important to call us if there are any issues.

At our office, we have the tools and expertise to straighten the patient’s teeth in an effective and comfortable manner. We will examine the patient’s oral health and determine the most effective teeth straightening option for the patient. With multiple teeth-straightening solutions, the patient will be able to find the solution that best meets his or her needs.

To learn more about ways that we straighten teeth, call and schedule an appointment with our office.

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