A perfect smile is not only an indicator of good oral health; it also boosts your self-esteem. Our professionals at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in can educate you on why braces offer the best treatment for crooked teeth. Braces offer a comfortable, painless way to help with smile improvement and bite correction. Learn about your orthodontic treatment option during a consultation with our professionals at one of our five locations in Arizona.
Types of Braces
The braces we will recommend for your treatment will depend on factors such as age, preferences, tooth position, and bite.
Most people are familiar with traditional braces, which are made of metal brackets adhered to the teeth. They normally use archwires designed to put pressure on the jawline and teeth, which slowly move your teeth to the desired position.
Invisalign is the future of orthodontics as it offers a more discreet treatment that uses customized, computer-generated aligners for straightening crooked teeth. Each set of aligners makes small changes to your teeth, which is why these braces are effective. The will be replaced after approximately two weeks until your teeth are perfectly in position.
There are several types of Invisalign braces available. Invisalign Full is the best type for treating intricate bite problems in adults. You must have the braces for a period of about 12 to 18 months. Invisalign Teen is designed for adolescents. These aligners have blue indicators that fade to clear so parents can be sure that their children are wearing the braces for enough hours in a day.
Why Braces for Moving Your Teeth Into Position?
Braces can be effective in adults, just as in teenagers. The process is similar in adults, but the time required for the teeth to respond to the treatment may vary. Braces do not hurt when they are installed, and the appointment takes only a few hours. Consult our professionals about your candidacy, but for most adults there are great benefits to getting braces.
A Better Bite
You will get to enjoy a better bite. Overcrowded, widely spaced, or crooked teeth can make eating difficult because of misaligned bites. Your teeth will consequently wear out quickly because of the stress placed on the jaw muscles. A better bite will allow your jaw and mouth to function properly hence alleviating pain.
Easier Oral Care
After your treatment, you will be able to enjoy easier brushing and flossing. Teeth that are not correctly aligned are harder to floss, allowing bacteria and food particles to accumulate. Once your teeth are aligned, you will be able to floss properly and reduce dental issues such as tooth decay and plaque buildup.
Braces enhance your overall well-being. Straighter teeth mean that you can brush and floss properly, thus reducing the likelihood of contracting oral diseases such as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is problematic if you are diabetic or pregnant as it can create a myriad of other health issues, such as pneumonia, stroke, and heart disease.
Get Your Perfect Smile
Now you know why braces offer the best treatment, contact our team of experts at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics for more information or to book an appointment. Dr. Rollins and Petersen serve Arizona with five locations, which are located in Chandler, Gilbert, Globe, Mesa, and Queen Creek. We are dedicated to improving smiles through painless and comfortable orthodontics. We are eager to help you and your family achieve optimal oral health.