Many people believe that getting braces is all about looking good. What they do not realize is that misaligned teeth can lead to a variety of dental and health problems. Your bite is off when your top and bottom teeth do not seem to fit together. This malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth can change the appearance of your face, cause you to bite your cheeks or tongue frequently and cause discomfort when chewing or biting. Malocclusion can also produce speech impediments such as lisping and give rise to mouth breathing.
Orthodontic procedures can mitigate these problems by moving the teeth into the correct position. The dentists at Marbella Dentistry are very experienced in providing dental treatments to bring teeth back into alignment. Some malocclusions occur due to unavoidable circumstances such as cleft lip or palate, tumors in the mouth or jaw or abnormally shaped or impacted teeth. Others, like thumb sucking in early childhood, keeping a child on the bottle too long and poor dental care occur over time as the teeth are slowly pushed out of alignment. Regardless of the origin of the problem, our dentists can help with the correction.
At Marbella Dentistry, our professionals can help you choose the options that will best fit your needs to straighten your teeth. Some of the options available can change the way your teeth fit together within a six month timeframe. Traditionally metal braces have been used to bring teeth back into alignment. In the past they were cumbersome, uncomfortable and unsightly. Though still used in some situations, modern technology has produced teeth straightening systems that are barely noticeable and take considerably less time than older systems. Two of those systems are:
Aligned teeth are necessary for prime oral health. We have solutions for you at Marbella Dentistry. You will see impressive results after just a few months of therapy. Getting your teeth straightened early is the best way to prevent more serious dental problems later on. When you consult with one of our professionals, they will explain the benefits of using the Invisalign or Six Month Smiles method of bringing teeth back into alignment if that is the best option. They will also explore other avenues of getting your teeth back into shape. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for more information regarding our orthodontic treatments.