Orthodontic treatments are done to correct crooked or crowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and function better. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years, this pressure can move your teeth into the right position. The position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite. Problems like missing, crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth can contribute to a bad bite. Thumb or finger sucking may also affect your bite. A bad bite can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause muscle tension and pain. Teeth that stick out are more easily chipped or broken. Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean and may be more likely to get cavities and gum disease. Fixing a bad bite improves your smile and your health.
Teeth can be moved at any age. More adults are having orthodontic treatment to improve the look and health of their smile. After an initial assessment, we can determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you. In our practice, we use Invisalign (clear braces), if you are an ideal candidate for such. If you prefer metal braces, we can recommend you to an Orthodontist.