Orthodontic treatment will improve your health and your appearance. Correcting jaw discrepancies such as overbite and underbite will make chewing, talking and even breathing more comfortable for you. Decreasing stress to the bones and tissues that support your teeth decreases the risk of gum and bone deterioration, which is the leading cause of adult tooth loss.
Orthodontic treatment can correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Missing or extra teeth
- Badly spaced teeth
- Protruded and retruded teeth and jaws
- Deep overbite
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Speech problems
- Head, neck and facial pain
- Jaws that pop or click
- Excessive wear of teeth
Orthodontic treatment’s new popularity is due to improved treatments and technology, leading to better success rates than even before. Just a few of the examples of space-age improvements include:
Shortened Treatment Times
In some cases, months can be taken off traditional treatments.
Nickel Titanium Alloy, Temperature Sensitive Archwires
Truly a space-age improvement, these replacements for traditional stainless steel wires were developed by NASA. These wires allow teeth to move continuously over longer periods of time, providing increased comfort and decreased treatment times and appointments.
Today, braces are smaller and less visible than ever. Popular choices include tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets and clear plastic aligners (Invisalign) customized for your needs.