Get it Straight! The Importance of Straight Teeth
Teeth that are straight and spaced evenly are easier to keep clean, promoting better oral hygiene, less prone to decay and increase chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime. New research says better oral health also means reduced incidence of systemic diseases such as heart disease, gastro-intestinal disease and other conditions.
Straight and aligned teeth create an even bite leading to less stress and strain on bone and surrounding tissues, allowing for better chewing efficiency and digestion. Personal benefit of straight teeth instills confidence in business and personal relationships.
Ways to straighten teeth:
- Traditional Orthodontics: Fixed braces for 18-24 months for moderate to severe crowding and bite problems.
- Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment: Series of clear trays to slowly move your teeth for minor to moderate crowding.
- Porcelain/Composite Veneers are sometimes used to correct slight imperfections and minor crowding.
- Removable orthodontic appliances can be made if needed correction is fairly limited.
Six Month Smiles is a newer treatment available to patients with minor/moderate crowding in the front teeth and not make time consuming changes to the way your back teeth come together. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and materials to give adults a common sense, cosmetic solution that fits specific lifestyles. Six Months Smiles Braces are clear and tooth colored wires make the braces more esthetic. Also, the treatment is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy or veneers.
If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, please give us a call to set up a consultation. Dr.Patel can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from any of the above discussed treatment.
Jagruti Patel D.D.S
12750 Carmel Country Rd, Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92130