Having crooked teeth can have a detrimental impact on so many aspects of your life – your speech, your bite, brushing and flossing effectively, and even your self-esteem. There are three different orthodontic solutions for straightening your teeth, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted and making dental care more effective.
Traditional braces are very effective at straightening your crooked teeth. With this method, wires and brackets are used to apply constant gentle pressure to the teeth and move them into the right place over a period of time. As teeth shift, the wires are changed and brackets are tightened to continue to push them in the right direction. After your teeth are straightened, the use of a retainer is required to keep your teeth in place while your bone tissue adjusts to the new placement of your teeth. Traditional orthodontics are a popular choice among patients.
Invisalign uses clear plastic material, so this method of straightening your teeth is very discreet. The aligners can be removed while eating, brushing, and flossing, so you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods the way you’d have to do with traditional orthodontics. If you’re worried about the aesthetics of having braces, Invisalign is likely the best choice for you to straighten your crooked teeth. Invisalign can be used to close gaps between your teeth as well as straightening your teeth. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit a patient’s mouth, and gets changed regularly as the teeth shift into place.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is perfect if you simply need minor cosmetic adjustments and aren’t looking for a way to fix your bite. While traditional orthodontics and Invisalign will fix your bite, Six Month Smiles will not, instead focusing solely on cosmetic changes. This method involves only moving the teeth that will be shown when you smile. Teeth are moved using transparent braces and memory wire, so the teeth are moved quickly to give you fast results in the most visible area.
Why Straighten Your Teeth?
Leaving your teeth crooked can cause dental issues. When you have crooked teeth, it is harder to brush and floss properly. You are unable to get at every part of your teeth with your toothbrush. This makes cavities and dental infections much more likely to develop in a mouth with crooked teeth. When your teeth are straightened, you can brush and floss much better.
Straightening your crooked teeth can not only help improve your smile and self-confidence, but can also benefit your overall dental health. Your risk of cavities and dental issues lessens when your teeth aren’t overlapping, and you can get at every nook of your teeth. Straightening your teeth can be done a few different ways depending on your needs. Whether you choose traditional orthodontics, Invisalign, or Six Month Smiles, having straight teeth will give you a better smile and keep you in better health.
Contact Pacific Dental Care today and schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options.