We provide both conventional orthodontics (metal brackets and wires) and Invisalign clear aligner trays, and we also have a talented group of orthodontists that we work closely with when orthodontic treatment is more complex.
Teeth that are in their right places look better, work better and last longer, and there are several reasons why this is so. Your smile sends a message to the world and we believe that there is beauty in imperfection. However for some people, orthodontics plays an important and conservative role in improving the appearance of their smile.
Teeth that are overlapping are hard to keep clean. Leaving bacteria behind in difficult to clean areas increases the risk of dental decay, and of bleeding gums and loss of supporting bone. Unravelling crowded teeth makes oral care at home much easier and more effective which helps prevent these dental disease processes.
There is an ideal way for your teeth to fit together and slide past each other. Minor variations in rotation and position are not big issues, but sometimes these non-ideal positions can lead to abnormal wear patterns, damage to tooth structure, and damage to the gums and bone around teeth.
In some people, tooth position and its relationship to jaw joint position can play a role in pain disorders. It is possible for an imperfect bite to increase the risk of chronic jaw pain and jaw joint damage. Moving teeth to correct locations and coordinating tooth positions with a healthy jaw joint can help alleviate some of these issues.
Children are growing all the time and sometimes they begin to grow in ways that lead to non ideal tooth and/or jaw alignment. There are problems that can be managed in children with orthodontic treatment that can only be managed in adults with surgery. We monitor the growth and development of your kids and let you know when intervention may be a good idea.
If your dental issues are complex, and several teeth require restorative dental treatment, it is generally less invasive to have teeth in the correct positions prior to restoration.
Perhaps the issues with your teeth are more aesthetic and you just don’t like the way your smile looks to others.