An important component of maintaining good oral health is proper teeth and bite alignment. When your teeth are crooked, gapped or do not align correctly, it can affect the appearance and health of your smile. Orthodontics is the method of correcting misaligned teeth using appliances such as braces or aligners, creating a healthier, more attractive smile. At Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer orthodontics to improve the beauty and health of our patients’ smiles, including:
Advantages of a Straight Smile
Correcting misaligned teeth is important for many reasons. For our patients, appearance may be their biggest concern. Crooked or gapped teeth are unattractive. Teens and adults want to feel confident in their smile, and orthodontics can help improve the beauty of their teeth. However, orthodontic treatment provides more advantages than just a beautiful smile.
When teeth are crooked or misaligned, they are harder to keep clean. Bacteria, plaque and tartar can find more places to hide, creating a higher risk for decay and gum disease. In addition, misaligned teeth can affect the jaw. Some people develop TMJ or TMD from misaligned teeth, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint.
We offer Invisalign clear aligners to help our patients achieve a straight, healthy smile. These discreet aligners are comfortable and convenient, helping improve the experience of straightening your teeth. Unlike braces, there are no wires or metal on your teeth, only clear plastic. They are removable, making it easy to eat foods you love or to maintain your oral hygiene. Invisalign is available for teens and adults that want to improve their oral health and achieve a straight, beautiful smile.
If you are considering orthodontics for you or your child, come see us at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We offer comfortable, discreet options for orthodontic treatment. We have flexible payment options available and our office accepts many forms of dental insurance. Contact our office today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.