Having a crooked bite or an uneven smile is not just a cosmetic issue, it is a medical one as well. In order to correct such a thing, orthodontic treatment is needed. When people think of the devices often used, they think of traditional metal braces with brackets and wires included, but this is not the only option available to people who need to correct their bites. Here at ISmile Specialists, one of our orthodontists at our Sugar Land orthodontic office can examine you and let you know what options are available to you if you are looking for orthodontic options. You might even be eligible for an alternative method of treatment that is virtually invisible: Invisalign.
Braces are used to help straighten smiles and gently move teeth and their supporting structures into a formation that results in an even bite. Having a bite that matches up correctly is essential for good dental health. That is what our orthodontists here at ISmile Specialists aim to do. If you have any bite problems, a malocclusion or crooked teeth that do not match up properly, then you might need to undergo orthodontic work. When people think of this kind of dental treatment, their mind often leads them to the idea and the image associated with traditional braces which are composed of metal brackets and wires. In this method of orthodontics, each tooth is affixed with a metal bracket. The brackets of each row of teeth are then threaded with wire that can be adjusted and tightened in order to help promote movement. Invisalign also gently moves your teeth into place but does so in a different way. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that are designed by our dentist here at our Sugar Land orthodontic office. You will be fitted for a new set of aligner trays about once every two weeks in order to facilitate movement of the teeth. These trays are virtually invisible so no one even has to know that you are wearing braces at all.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth but are not a fan of the appearance that traditional braces will give you, you may want to consider visiting us here at ISmile Specialists. Our dentists can provide you with an exam here at our Sugar Land orthodontic office where we may even be able to provide you with Invisalign.