The enamel of crooked and crowded teeth can wear down more quickly, leaving them susceptible to damage and decay. When teeth are overcrowded, they may not get cleaned properly, chew food as effectively, or look aesthetically appealing. Orthodontics at Riverside Dental Clinic can fix these problems.
Traditional Metal Braces
When people think of orthodontics, they typically imagine traditional metal braces. These braces (or “brackets”) are glued to the teeth with metal wire that runs through each bracket. The wire is gradually tightened as time goes on, pushing and pulling the teeth into proper alignment. This option might feel uncomfortable to the wearer, but you’ll be glad you endured it once a beautiful straight smile is achieved.
An alternative to metal braces, Invisalign straightens teeth while being virtually undetectable. Clear appliances made of specialized hardened resin are moulded to fit your teeth and push them into alignment. Every couple of weeks you will get a new set that pushes the teeth further into alignment until they are completely straight. You only need to wear Invisalign for 20 hours of the day, allowing you to remove them for brushing, cleaning, photos, etc. They are more comfortable than metal braces and the end result will be just as beautiful.
Get straighter, healthier teeth with one of our orthodontics treatments. Call Riverside Dental Clinic today!