Correcting Misaligned Teeth
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth and malpositioned jaws. Our experienced dentist team here at Celebrity Smiles, Flourtown can align your teeth and help get back your smile. There are two options to align your teeth: “Traditional Braces” (a metal or ceramic brackets and wires are used to align your teeth) and “Invisalign” (Transparent and plastic form of Braces). See below for more information.
Traditional braces are metal or ceramic brackets bonded to the front of the teeth. Wires are then attached to each bracket, and with regular adjustments by the orthodontist, the teeth gradually move into their proper position. Rubber bands are also utilized to help move the teeth along.
Traditional braces are very efficient. New technology is helping to reduce the time a patient has to wear them, while still creating beautiful smiles. When compared to other forms of orthodontic treatment, metal braces tend to be the best solution for severe crowding and spacing.
Traditional braces give the doctor the most control over how the teeth move. This type of orthodontic treatment is most often recommended for children and teens, but is also a great treatment option for adults.
Invisalign® straightens teeth to give you the confidence of a great smile. Using a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by your orthodontist or dentist. And, there are no wires or brackets so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment. In fact, most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign. And, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
You’ll visit your orthodontist or dentist every 6-8 weeks and on average, Invisalign treatment takes less than a year.
For more information, visit Invisalign.com