Malocclusion or misaligned teeth is a common condition. Not only does it affect your overall appearance, but tooth functionality as well. When your teeth are misaligned, it creates difficulty chewing and biting your food. It also becomes difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene in such conditions.
The advancements in technology have made it possible to restore your misaligned teeth and give you a perfectly straight smile. Schedule an appointment with us, and we will take care of the rest.
What are the Benefits of Straight Teeth?
- Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, which decreases your risk of developing gum diseases or cavities.
- When your teeth are straight, it creates less damage and dental problems.
- Straight teeth support better chewing, eating, and speaking. They also aid in better digestion.
- Misaligned teeth create bite issues which lead to chronic headaches. Straight teeth result in decreased risk of head and neck pain.
- Straight teeth also lessen the risk of jaw problems or temporomandibular joint disorder.
What are the Procedures of Straight Teeth?
Conventional braces are the most sought-after option to straighten your teeth. They are made using metal brackets and archwire, both of which are held in place by rubber bands. The archwire puts pressure on your crooked teeth, hence shifting them back in place. Braces are made of metal. Nowadays, you may also opt for ceramic braces. Instead of metal, these braces use clear brackets and work the same manner as traditional braces.
If you are hesitant to wear metal braces because of their appearance, Invisalign makes a better choice. They are clear aligners, serving as a subtler treatment to straighten your teeth. We customize them according to your problem.
Invisalign are clear aligners that come in the form of a tray we attach to your teeth. You are supposed to wear them 20-22 hours a day and switch to a new tray of aligners every two-three weeks. Maintaining oral hygiene becomes easier when you wear them because they can be removed while eating and brushing your teeth.
Veneers offer a slightly different solution than the other procedures of straightening your teeth. We offer a custom-made shell for your teeth, covering their front surface to straighten them. Apart from this, dental veneers also whiten the appearance of your teeth, thus enhancing your smile.
Dental veneers are made in various materials such as resin composite and porcelain. If maintained properly, they may last for years.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Montpelier Family Dentistry, Laurel, MD, call (301) 604-0025 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 14502, Greenview Dr #100, Laurel, MD, 20708.