For most patients, straight teeth mean a terrific smile, but did you know that properly aligned teeth are healthier? Overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth create a daily cleaning challenge. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss cannot 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, do not worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Dr. Harper 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!
A straight smile has never been easier to enjoy. Clear plastic trays, known as aligners, can work the magic of braces without the shine of metal. Combined with sophisticated 3D software, this technology brings a new smile within reach for most adults and mature teens.
Although attempts to straighten teeth occurred in ancient times, modern techniques provide outstanding results for all ages. Ideal function and pleasing aesthetics can be brought together for a lifetime of benefits.