Misaligned teeth pose a number of threats to oral health. They can increase the risk of gum disease, cavities, tooth breakage, premature wear and tear on the enamel, problems with the TMJ, and more. They may also adversely affect your confidence. Fortunately, correcting misalignment with orthodontics in Enfield is possible for most patients. With either traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners, we can straighten your smile and lower your risk of numerous complications. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation or learn more about the services available in our practice.
Traditional braces use a combination of brackets and wires to straighten teeth. The brackets are bonded onto the teeth, and a wire connects them. As the wire is adjusted at periodic appointments, the teeth gradually move toward their ideal positions. Traditional braces offer many benefits. Not only can they address most cases of dental misalignment — from the mild to the severe — but they are also one of the most cost-effective ways to straighten teeth. Depending on the complexity of your case, braces may be able to achieve their final results within 18 – 36 months.
Rather than using brackets and wires, Invisalign employs a series of clear, custom-made aligners. This treatment can address most cases of mild to moderate misalignment. It appeals to many image-conscious patients because the aligners are so discreet. Plus, because Invisalign is removable, it allows for easy oral hygiene. It also does not come with any dietary restrictions. As long as you are diligent about wearing your aligners for the recommended 20 – 22 hours each day, you may achieve your final results within 12 – 18 months.