Why choose teeth alignment?
Orthodontics prevents and treats problems such as crooked, crowded, and protruding teeth. As well as a stunning smile, orthodontic treatment makes teeth easier to clean, preventing gum disease and tooth loss.
If your dentist has recommended straightening your teeth to avoid oral health issues, or if you want to straighten your teeth for a better smile, Misaligned might be the best solution for you.
If you didn’t have orthodontic treatment as a child, you might have had problems that were left untreated, like an overbite or underbite, crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw. You could be experiencing tooth decay, headaches, and earaches, chewing issues, or gum disease as a result. As an adult, you may have a better opportunity to get these problems fixed.
How long will treatment take?
Simple straightening can sometimes be carried out as quickly as 6 months, particularly if it’s only the front 6 teeth. However, a relatively short treatment like this usually produces limited changes and this is not always a long-term solution as often this isn’t enough time to move the whole tooth, including the roots, into the right place. This may mean the teeth may quickly move back to their original positions once the braces are taken off. It often takes between 1 or 2 years to get the teeth to bite in a better way, in harmony with the jaws and lips. It may take longer for more difficult problems.
What should I ask the orthodontist if I’m thinking about braces?
- How will braces correct my problem?
- How long will I need to wear braces?
- Will I be able to schedule appointments at convenient times?
- What is the overall cost and when do I make payments?
- What will insurance pay for and what are my out-of-pocket costs?