Having crooked teeth can be quite inconvenient and troublesome. It can also be dangerous. Misaligned teeth can create areas in the smile that harbor bacteria and other harmful substances. Because these areas are tough to clean, these substances have a chance of creating dental problems. It’s best to align your crooked teeth not only to achieve the beautiful smile you want but also to improve your oral health. Our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Ricci, is happy to tell you all about the treatments available for crooked teeth, which are:
-Retainer: Retainers can help with minor alignment problems, like mildly out-of-place teeth or crowding issues. They are typically made out of a clear plastic or acrylic with a metal wire.
-Aligner: Aligners are made of a clear, smooth plastic and they cover the entire arch of teeth. They are molded a certain way that adds pressure to the smile and gently shifts the teeth into place. These appliances are virtually invisible and are removable.
-Braces: Braces are metal appliances that have brackets and wires. The brackets are glued to the front surfaces of the teeth and those brackets are connected by the wires. There are many different types of braces available, but each changes the smile by applying pressure to the teeth.
Do you have any questions about how to treat crooked teeth in Johns Creek, Georgia? If so, please contact Ricci Orthodontics at your earliest convenience. When you dial 678-417-9848, our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!