Correcting Misalignment with Braces

Misalignment not only impacts the esthetic appeal of your smile, but it can also lead to a number of oral health concerns, ranging from a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, to the onset of jaw joint problems such as TMJ disorder. In order to correct an uneven smile, we may recommend braces.

What to Expect

Once the dentist examines your smile and decides braces are the best choice for improving your alignment, metal brackets will be placed onto the front surfaces of your teeth, then connected using arch wires. Over the course of treatment, the wire tension will be adjusted by the dentist as the teeth are gradually moved into optimal positions.

The total time for treatment will depend on the cause and severity of your misalignment. However, by addressing your uneven teeth, you can enjoy improved oral health and a more attractive smile.