An eye-catching smile is not only bright, it is also straight. Misaligned teeth can leave you feeling less than happy about your smile. However, you can have it straightened without wearing a mouthful of wires for years. Advances in dental technology have improved many areas of the field. Orthodontics is one of them. Instead of one method for moving misaligned teeth into position, there are options:
Enhance your smile by straightening out your crooked teeth with Village Dental NYC. With today’s innovative orthodontics, even older adults are straightening their teeth. There are good reasons to correct misaligned teeth, and creating a beautiful smile is only one of them.
Misaligned teeth can be the source of other dental problems, too. When teeth overlap or there are small gaps in between them, food can get trapped in these areas. Teeth can become difficult to clean properly. If they are not cleaned sufficiently, plaque builds up and turns into hardened tartar. This substance must be removed professionally. Brushing and flossing alone will not help. A buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can lead to gum disease. Additionally, hard to clean areas become more susceptible to decay.
In some instances, misaligned teeth can also cause speech problems. The teeth, tongue and lips work together to make certain sounds. When the teeth are out of alignment, it can have an impact on how you speak. Straightening teeth can improve both looks and speech.
New Alternatives to Traditional Braces
There are many options to the traditional metal braces. At Village Dental NYC, we offer Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. Both methods have shown to be effective in moving teeth into ideal positions in a shorter period of time than with traditional braces. They are both more discreet and perfect for those who want to straighten their teeth but do not want the visibility of traditional metal braces.
We invite you to make an appointment at Village Dental NYC to learn more about our alternatives to traditional braces. Our prosthodontist will examine your teeth and make a determination regarding the most effective way to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile.