Straight teeth offer several benefits. Not only are they more attractive, boosting self-confidence and helping you to appear friendlier, but they are good for oral health as well. While orthodontic treatment is commonly associated with younger patients in their teenage years, it can be utilized by adults as well. And while traditional braces with metal wires and brackets have long been a popular method of straightening teeth, there are now several other options available for anyone looking for a more beautiful smile. Brooklyn Smile offers this treatment to patients in Brooklyn.
Orthodontics actually deals not just with the teeth, but with the proper positioning of the teeth and jaws. By putting the teeth in the proper alignment, the wear on them is more even, helping you to avoid dental injuries or tooth loss. Additionally, straight teeth are easier to clean, which promotes your oral health and prevents issues like cavities or gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment can address a variety of misalignment issues, such as:
You will need a consultation with your dentist at Brooklyn Smile to determine whether or not you can benefit from orthodontic treatment and to choose the right method for you. Your dentist will perform a thorough evaluation using several diagnostic tools and will make the best recommendation to suit your personal needs.
Whether you use metal braces or removable aligners, orthodontic treatments work in essentially the same way. The appliance that you use will apply subtle but constant pressure on the teeth to gradually change their position along the gumline. With traditional braces, the pressure is maintained through the metal brackets and periodic tightening of the wires. With removable clear aligners, it is maintained by using a new aligner every week or so. Treatment time varies depending on the method used and the severity of the misalignment.
To find the right orthodontic treatment for you or your child, make an appointment at Brooklyn Smile in Brooklyn.