Having two rows of perfectly straight teeth makes for a dazzling grin, but it’s far from the only reason to seek orthodontic care. Crooked teeth can lead to numerous complications, such as an increased risk of cavities and problems with the balance of your bite. Patients of all ages can now enjoy a straighter, healthier smile thanks to the orthodontic options at Davis, Roberts, Boeller, & Rife. Call us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation.
Everyone’s familiar with metal braces, but just because the treatment has been around for decades doesn’t mean it hasn’t been improved over time. Today’s braces are much less bulky, making them more comfortable. They remain the most reliable solution for many severe cases of crowded teeth or misaligned bites. Braces can be worn anywhere from 18 months to 3 years. Adults can use them, but they tend to work faster on children since the jawbone has not yet fully developed.
The idea of wearing braces as a teenager or an adult can be a potentially embarrassing one, which is why older patients might want to consider Invisalign instead. The see-through aligners virtually disappear when placed on your teeth, and unlike braces they can be taken out during meals. In other words, it’s an image-friendly, convenient alternative for correcting mild to moderate orthodontic issues without having to wear metal brackets over an extended period of time.