Teeth alignment can bring about a surplus of benefits for patients like you, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Traditional braces have long been the tried-and-true method to straighten teeth, as one of the most dependable, effective, and safe treatments. At Advanced Family Dentistry, we want to see patients like you feel better about their smiles and offer traditional braces as a means to correct your smile.
Braces are the application of brackets connected by a wire to support teeth and shift their position. Whether small or severe, teeth alignment issues can easily be corrected after wearing braces for an allotted amount of time.
As we said above, correcting your teeth can help you become more comfortable with your smile. Misalignment can result in your teeth looking and feeling crowded, leading to possible jaw pain in the future. In addition, misaligned teeth can make it difficult to clean correctly. Brushing may not reach all of those hard-to-reach places and it can be impossible for floss to reach between teeth.
Correcting your teeth as soon as possible can ensure a lifetime of comfortable biting and chewing, as well as healthy temporomandibular joints. You’ll reduce your chances of infection and plaque build-up, because you’ll be able to clean and maintain your smile with ease.
The best candidates for braces are those who are experiencing misalignment with their teeth, and is best for children and young teens. Rest assured that no condition is too severe for your braces treatment.
Here’s a list of types of misalignment issues that braces can fix:
Once you have been approved for braces with Dr. David Taler, the first step is to take scans of your teeth and jaw, from which Dr. Taler will map out the path that your teeth should take to be positioned correctly. On the day you receive your braces, Dr. Taler will bond a bracket to each tooth, and then bridge a single wire across the brackets, secured by colored or clear bands.
With each consecutive visit, the wire will be tightened until your treatment is finally complete. After this you will be required to wear a retainer, which will keep your teeth consistently straight day and night (or in some cases only at night), so that they do not slip back into misalignment again.
Here in Fishers, you’re never far from a comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Braces are one such way to correct misaligned teeth and save yourself from a lifetime of possible pain and discomfort. Here are some other types of braces we offer: Clear Ceramic Braces and Invisalign. Don’t hesitate to call us at (317) 849-1223 to learn more about braces and our treatments.