There are a number of reasons why we might recommend that you consider orthodontic appliances, commonly known as braces, but vanity is not one of them. A bad bite, called malocclusion, can result from an accident, a premature loss of teeth, a childhood habit of thumbsucking and more. It can also result from improper jaw alignment or teeth that are crowded, crooked, or protruding.
Possible side effects of malocculsion include:
Interference with speaking clearly
Difficulty in brushing and flossing thoroughly leading to infection and tooth loss
Incomplete chewing of food causing digestive problems
Abnormal wear to tooth enamel
Six Month Smiles
Middle Creek Dental, is proud to offer the Six Month Smiles System, designed specifically for adults and teenagers (over 15), who have crooked, crowded or spaced teeth – without major bite issues.
The technique offers tremendous advantages over traditional metal braces.
Unlike the traditional braces people must often wear for two to four years, this procedure straightens teeth in an average of just six months and uses low forces to gently move teeth more comfortably.
The Six Month Smiles System utilizes specialized clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, making them virtually invisible.
The procedure requires fewer dentist visits and is typically less expensive than traditional braces.
In addition, the Six Month Smiles System can result in healthier gums, since straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth.
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to braces. It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.
They're practically invisible, so most people won't even know you're in treatment, they fit you perfectly, so they're more comfortable than regular braces, and they're removable, so you can eat whatever you like and clean your teeth normally.
Ask Dr. Christensen for more information about ClearCorrect and what it can do for you.