Braces

Correct Your Uneven Smile

Metal orthodontics can provide a solution to misalignment, helping you achieve an even and healthier smile. Otherwise, malocclusion can lead to a host of negative complications, including tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even teeth grinding. At The Oasis Family Dental, we can provide a solution to your misalignment so you can enjoy a better smile.

The Benefits of Braces

Misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, allowing food to become trapped between teeth. As bacteria feed on the particles the teeth are coated in plaque buildup, which can lead to enamel erosion and gum inflammation. Malocclusion can also place inordinate amounts of stress on one or both jaw joints, leading to difficulty fully opening and closing the mouth (TMJ disorder) or chronic teeth grinding (bruxism). Braces can correct your smile and prevent these oral health concerns. In addition, you can enjoy a more attractive smile.

How Do Orthodontics Work?

The treatment will consist of metal brackets attached to the front of the teeth and connected with an arch wire. With periodic adjustments, tension will gradually move the teeth to more optimal positions. The process takes between 18 months and 2 years on average but the time will depend on the severity of the patient’s alignment issues.

Who Qualifies for Treatment?

Most people with alignment problems qualify for metal orthodontics. We will exam your teeth and jaw to decide if you benefit from traditional orthodontics or alternatives, such as Invisalign or the MTM system. If you have any questions about improving your smile then please contact our office today.