For most patients, straight teeth equal a beautiful smile. But did you know that a properly aligned bite is also healthier? Overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth create a daily cleaning challenge. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss can't reach. The acidic toxins in plaque and tartar can lead to cavities and inflamed diseased gums. Helping even a couple straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth.
Straight teeth aren't just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it's never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you're not sure traditional braces are for you, don't worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well in many cases, and Dr. Lowrie and Dr. Arwood can help you explore the possibilities.
Clear plastic trays, known as aligners, can work the magic of braces often in less time and without the look of metal. Using sophisticated 3D software, this technology brings a new smile within reach for most adults and mature teens.
Although attempts to straighten teeth occurred in ancient times, modern techniques provide outstanding results for all ages. Ideal function and pleasing aesthetics can be brought together for a lifetime of benefits.