Uncorrected deviations in the alignment of your teeth can do more than leave you with an unattractive smile. In time the unnatural relationship between multiple teeth can cause chronic conditions like dental attrition, while also increasing your chances of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth.
In many of these cases, a professionally trained orthodontist like Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr. can help correct the alignment of your teeth with braces. The type of braces herecommends for you will be based on your personal preference as well as the severity of misalignment.
Traditional braces incorporate small metal brackets, wires, and other pieces of orthodontic hardware. After they’ve been installed you will need to return to West Cobb Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic for an adjustment session. This will tighten your braces to gradually bring your teeth closer to their correct alignment and position.
If you aren’t comfortable with visible braces hardware appearing on the teeth in your smile Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr. can apply a ceramic glaze to the majority of the orthodontic components. This special porcelain-ceramic material can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. This provides braces hardware will have a less visual impact.
If your teeth only require a modest amount of realignment, it might be possible to address the problem with a clear plastic aligner system like Invisalign®. Every two weeks you will need to switch to another set of aligners. Each set is tuned one step closer to the ideal alignment of your teeth.
If you live in the Kennesaw, Georgia, area and you have alignment issues with your teeth you should call 678.401.4321 to set up a braces consultation at West Cobb Orthodontics.