We all want straight teeth, but the reality is that teeth are often crooked or misaligned, or we can have occlusion issues such as overbite. Your genetics or the early growth pattern of your teeth as a child can sometimes result in alignment and bite issues. Left uncorrected, these issues can cause problems to your teeth and jaw later in life.
Fortunately, most alignment and bite issues can be corrected with braces or aligners. At Pringle Creek Dental we offer traditional metal braces and Invisalign invisible aligners.
Traditional metal braces are attached to your teeth and remain in place for approximately 2 years. During that time we will regularly adjust them to ensure they are guiding your teeth into the correct positions.
Invisalign clear aligners are plastic aligners that fit right over your teeth. They work to realign your teeth in the same way as braces. Once placed on your teeth Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. They are also removable, so you can remove them to brush or floss, or while you are eating.
You will receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks for two years. Each new set guides your teeth into a slightly new position, so over time your teeth move to the correct positions.
After you have worn braces or aligners for the treatment period, you may need to wear a retainer as your teeth heal and settle into their new positions.
If you'd like to learn more about orthodontic treatment for crooked or misaligned teeth, call our office in Whitby today!