For most patients, straight teeth mean a terrific smile. Did you know that properly aligned teeth are healthier than overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth? Misaligned teeth create a daily cleaning challenge for you. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss can not reach. The acidic toxins that seep out of the bacterial sludge can lead to cavities and inflamed, diseased gums. Helping even a couple straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth.
Straightening teeth is not just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it is never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you are not sure wires fit your tolerance level, don’t worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Drs. Cohen and Patel can help you explore the possibilities.
Orthodontics involves teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results, but it is never too late to discuss ways to enhance a smile and improve the way teeth function together!