For most patients, straight teeth equal a beautiful smile. But did you know that a properly aligned bite is also healthier? Overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth create a daily cleaning challenge. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss can't reach. The acidic toxins in plaque and tartar can lead to cavities and inflamed diseased gums. Helping even a couple straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth.
Straight teeth aren't just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it's never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you're not sure traditional braces are for you, don't worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well in many cases, and Drs. Labritz, Shepherd, Wilt and Tariq can help you explore the possibilities.
A straight smile has never been easier to enjoy. Clear plastic trays, known as aligners, can work the magic of braces without the metal look and discomfort of traditional braces. Combined with sophisticated 3D software, this technology brings a new smile within reach for most adults and mature teens.