Straighten Teeth through Invisalign & Traditional Ortho
You are never too old to straighten your teeth. Since your teeth and gums will be easier to clean, future tooth decay and worsening of gum disease can be prevented. When left untreated, misaligned teeth could result in several health problems, like strained facial muscles, gum problems (like gingivitis and periodontal disease which could lead to bone loss), accelerated wearing of teeth, premature tooth loss, and TMJ disorders.
One common solution for patients is traditional orthodontics which involves the use of metal braces. Unlike in the past, today’s braces are smaller, more comfortable, and less noticeable. You have an additional option of choosing ceramic brackets which imitate the color of natural teeth. Invisalign, another great alternative, is a series of nearly invisible trays that gradually shift the teeth into place. These aligners can easily be removed when you eat or brush your teeth. Depending on the complexity of your case, treatment can be completed within 1 to 2 years.
Both methods effectively correct a wide variety of functional and aesthetic dental problems which include spacing or gaps, crowding, and a misaligned bite.
If you are interested in any of these teeth straightening options, you may schedule a consultation with Ericson Dental today. Our dentists will help you answer all your orthodontic questions and determine which approach is right for you.
1. Harvard Health Publications. (2009, August). Are you too old for braces?