For many years, braces have been thought of as an effective yet socially awkward method for improving a teenager’s smile. Today, more and more adults are starting to use braces to improve alignment and overcrowding issues with their own teeth.
As the years go by, the natural processes of aging can alter the orientation and position of your teeth. This is even more likely if you’ve lost one or more teeth to severe decay, damage or extraction. When a tooth is lost, it often compromises some of the bone structure that the neighboring teeth rely on to hold their own positions. In time, these teeth can start to twist and gradually move toward the void.
If these alignment issues are not corrected in a timely manner, they greatly increase your chances of having chips and fractures on multiple teeth.
If you only have minor alignment issues with your smile, it is possible to use clear, plastic aligners like Invisalign®. They can sometimes realign your teeth in as little as six to eight weeks. Every two weeks, you switch to a new set of clear, plastic aligners that is tuned to take you one step closer to your ideal smile.
If you have alignment or overcrowding issues with your teeth, you should call Dr. Burgess at 512-270-0030 to see if you’re a good candidate for braces in Austin. Our Ortho 360 team is thrilled to help you!