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Problems with an underbite, overbite or other dental alignment issues can affect your mouth in multiple ways. On an aesthetic level, even minor deviations in the orientation and position of your teeth can leave you with an unappealing smile. On a functional level, when your teeth meet at an unnatural angle in your bite pattern it can eventually lead to dental attrition and an increased chance of suffering a dental fracture.

In many cases like this, the most effective method for correcting the alignment of your teeth is to have braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Steven Ricci’s orthodontic clinic in Johns Creek, Georgia. The type of braces he recommends for you will be based on your personal preference as well as the severity of misalignment.

Traditional braces are one of the more common options. They incorporate small metal brackets, wires, and other orthodontic hardware components. The brackets are cemented to the faces of your teeth and integrated together.

You will need to periodically return to see Dr. Steven Ricci for an adjustment session. This will tighten your braces to gradually bring your teeth closer to their correct alignment and position.

If visible braces hardware makes you uncomfortable, Dr. Steven Ricci might be able to apply a ceramic glaze to the components. This dental porcelain material can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. This provides braces hardware will have less visual impact.

If you only have minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth, Dr. Steven Ricci might be able to fit you for clear plastic braces like Invisalign®. Each set is tuned one step closer to the ideal alignment of your teeth. Swapping out to a new set at two-week intervals can gradually reposition your teeth.

If you live in the Johns Creek, Georgia, area and you have alignment issues with your teeth you should call 678-417-9848 to set up a braces consultation at Ricci Orthodontics.