In the past, there were times when minor alignment issues with a child’s teeth went unaddressed. This might have been related to a financial reason or because you expressed displeasure at the idea to your parents. Now as an adult, these minor alignment issues can pose a more significant threat.
This can come in the form of enamel attrition, dental fractures, or further drift in the position of your teeth, leaving you with an increasingly unappealing smile.
If this sounds like something you are facing, you might want to consult with the orthodontic specialists at A Winning Smile Orthodontics clinic in Worthington, Ohio. We can help you determine the best method to correct the alignment of your teeth. This might call for installing some variation of traditional braces or simply fitting you for a brand of clear plastic aligners.
If you have significant alignment issues or a case of a malocclusion such as an underbite we might recommend traditional braces. Through the course of multiple adjustments, this will bring your teeth into a proper alignment for a healthier mouth and more appealing smile.
You shouldn’t feel put off by the visible braces hardware on your teeth. If you would like your orthodontist, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt, can apply a ceramic glaze to the visible orthodontic hardware on the braces. This special dental-grad porcelain can be shaded to match your tooth enamel, making it harder for the casual observer to see the braces.
In a situation where you have minor alignment issues with a few of your teeth, we might be able to fit you for a brand of clear plastic aligners like Invisalign®. These clear plastic mouthpieces can gradually correct the alignment of your teeth in as little as six to eight weeks.
If you live in the Worthington, Ohio area and you are interested in exploring your braces options, you should call 614-888-8070 to schedule a consultation.