Misaligned teeth can contribute to a slew of problems. For example, they are more difficult to clean than straight teeth. If your teeth do not fit well together when you bite down, you may begin to experience symptoms of TMJ disorder. Aesthetics are another concern for many individuals whose teeth are not in their proper places. Would you like to achieve straighter teeth? Visit the team at Gillis Dental to discuss your treatment options for orthodontics in Needham, MA.
Traditional metal braces have already helped millions of individuals throughout the world to discover the benefits of well-aligned teeth. They may be able to help you as well. This treatment uses a series of brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth. Over time, that pressure gradually repositions the teeth. Braces are an excellent option for patients who want an affordable, highly effective way to address orthodontic issues.
If you dislike the idea of wearing brackets and wires on your teeth, ask us whether you are a candidate for Invisalign®. It uses removable, clear aligners to apply pressure to the teeth and move them little by little. You simply wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before you graduate to the next one in your series. In addition to a discreet appearance, Invisalign® provides comfort, convenience, and the freedom to eat all of your favorite foods.