Straighten Your Smile
Crooked teeth may make you feel self-conscious about speaking and smiling. But misaligned teeth don’t only present a cosmetic problem. Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth can also be a challenge to maintain. If plaque and tartar are able to collect in hard-to-reach places in your mouth, it makes your teeth more likely to succumb to decay. These teeth can also skew your bite preventing your teeth from meeting harmoniously. Functional issues and severe jaw discomfort can be the result. If you’d like to smile freely and confidently and avoid unnecessary health complications, count on your team at Sapphire Family Dentistry to reliably straighten your crooked teeth in Richmond, TX!
Problems Associated With Crooked Teeth
- Difficulty brushing and flossing effectively
- Cavities and tooth decay
- TMJ disorder symptoms
- Teeth grinding
- Misaligned bite
- Decreased self-confidence
- Reluctance to socialize
We offer custom orthodontic treatment in Richmond, TX as a healthy and effective solution to your misaligned or crooked teeth. With modern dentistry today there are various orthodontic options available for straightening teeth. These are a few of the more common ones:
Traditional metal braces have been used to straighten crooked teeth for many years and produce reliably positive results. They work via metal brackets and wires that are fixed in your mouth for the duration of treatment and gradually shift your teeth into a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing position. While many patients associate metal braces with adolescents, a growing number of adults are beginning to see their advantages as well.
There is a clear alternative to highly visible metal brackets and wires. This innovative orthodontics solution works with clear aligners made of smooth, durable plastic instead of metal components. During your treatment, you’ll use a customized series of these aligners to move your teeth into a straight, healthy, and aligned position. Unlike fixed traditional braces, clear aligners are removable for dental hygiene routines and meals. They even allow you to eat a broader selection of foods.
Lingual braces work in a similar way to conventional metal braces; the major difference is that they’re affixed to the back of your teeth, the lingual side, meaning the side closest to your tongue. Because of their unique design they offer some of the benefits of traditional braces alongside the more discreet advantages of clear aligners, though they do use metal brackets and wires.