Not everyone is fortunate enough to have their permanent teeth come in perfectly straight in alignment. In fact, there are few people who end up with perfectly aligned teeth. Fortunately, there are orthodontic treatments at Pearl Dental Care to get that perfectly straight smile and you will not necessarily need to spend years with metal in your mouth.
Modern dentistry has evolved to the point where teeth can be moved without the need for metal brackets and wires. In cases of severe misalignment, these methods may still be used for the most effective treatment. However, when the misalignment is not severe or only affects anterior teeth, there are alternatives available that provide great advantages over traditional metal braces, including:
Causes and Cures for Misalignment of Teeth
Most people are unaware that baby teeth actually provide the pathway for permanent teeth. When those first teeth are disturbed, or damaged, permanent teeth can be affected. But this is only one cause of alignment problems. Some causes have to do with genetics and others are the result of behaviors that lead to misalignment. For example, a person with a small jaw may not have enough room for all the teeth to come in straight. This would be a case of genetics playing into misalignment. Thumb sucking is an example of a behavior-related cause. Smaller sized teeth in large jaws can result in little gaps between teeth.
The good news is, many misalignment issues can be corrected with orthodontics. An appliance is placed on the teeth and, over time, gently moves them into a preferred position. At Pearl Dental Care, we provide you with orthodontic options that are comfortable and fit in with your lifestyle. Orthodontics are not just for teens anymore either. With the new advances in orthodontic treatments, more adults, even older adults, are choosing to get their teeth straightened so they can have the perfect smile of their dreams. Contact us today for a consultation to find out more about your orthodontic options.