When you think of the perfect smile, you likely think of a straight and vibrant set of teeth. Did you know that a straight smile offers more than just visible beauty? If your teeth are straight, they are healthier too.
Crooked, rotated, or overlapped teeth can create problems for your home care routine. These complications create spots in the mouth that are impossible to thoroughly clean with a toothbrush and floss. This allows pockets of bacteria to quickly grow in these hard-to-reach areas.
Bacteria emit acidic waste, which can eventually cause cavities or gum disease. By straightening your teeth, we remove the spots where bacteria easily grow. Finding the best alignment plan for you can restore your mouth to optimal health.
Straightening teeth is not just for children and adolescents. Adults make great orthodontic patients due to their dedication to treatment and home care. There is no time like the present for devising a plan to achieve your straightest smile!
If you are unsure about all the wires and brackets, you have options. We can recommend methods for straightening your smile in an invisible yet effective way. Dr. Patrick is happy to hear your concerns and explain the options.
Teeth straightening and jaw alignment each play a role in most orthodontic treatment cases. Both esthetics and function will be considered when devising the ideal plan for you. It’s always good to treat orthodontic issues as they arise, but it's never too late to get the treatment you’ve always wanted for a better smile!
Invisalign and Other Plastic Aligners
Modern orthodontic techniques allow you to straighten your smile without the visual distraction of metal. We can use clear plastic trays or aligners to offer effective straightening, yet allow for removal as needed. Using advanced 3D software, we can create aligners to give you the smile of your dreams.
People have been devising methods for straightening teeth for thousands of years. Fortunately, modern methods achieve this timeless goal with more ease than ever before. Optimal function and esthetics are within reach and offer advantages to last a lifetime.