woman portrait in autumnHave you or your child’s teeth come in crooked? Are you looking for a safe, time-tested method to get a brand new smile? Here at Carrington Dental Care, we have several orthodontic options that can help bring you the smile you’re ready for!

Why should I have braces?

We usually recommend braces to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth and facial structures.

Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position, and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems. Getting braces can fix current problems and help you avoid other issues in your dental health going forward.

What kind of braces will I have to wear?

After meeting with you, we will know what appliance is best for your particular problem, but you often have a choice. Braces generally come in three varieties: metal, ceramic, or plastic brackets that are bonded to teeth. Each type has their pros and cons, so be sure to talk to our staff so we can help you find what best fits your needs.

How long will I have to wear braces?

The time it takes for braces to work depends upon your treatment plan. It may take longer depending on how complex your spacing or bite problem is or how old you are. Most patients can count on wearing full braces between 12 and 24 months, followed by the wearing of a retainer to set and align tissues surrounding straightened teeth.

Will treatment be uncomfortable?

stock06The interconnecting wires of traditional braces are tightened at each visit, bearing mild pressure on the brackets or bands to shift teeth or jaws gradually into a desired position. Your teeth and jaws may feel slightly sore after each visit, but the discomfort tends to go away after a few days. There may also be some soreness when changing to a new aligner.

All of us at Carrington Dental Care want you to love your smile. Call today to find out how orthodontic treatment can help you get your own perfect smile!