Have you ever spoken with a friend who told you all about how her smile was once beautiful and straight but that over the course of time, her smile became misaligned? If you were skeptical, we can tell you that this friend was likely telling you the truth. The bad news is that your teeth can shift into a poorly aligned state even if they once sat in a wonderfully uniform pattern. The good news is that we offer treatments like clear braces that contribute to the alignment of your smile. Ready to learn more about the many ways we can help you attain a straighter smile or protect your current alignment? Consider the following:
Patients suffering from overcrowding may find that they require the removal of specific teeth to make room for alignment. In this case, we may provide you with a tooth extraction. Tooth removal may also protect your alignment if your wisdom teeth are growing in poorly. By developing on an angle, a wisdom tooth may push on your teeth, forcing them out of alignment. Taking them out before they cause damage is often beneficial.
Are you suffering from tooth loss? If so, you may not realize that the cosmetic downside to that opening in your smile is not just an isolated concern. You may experience long-term esthetic problems if you ignore the missing tooth. By replacing the tooth with a prosthetic like a dental implant, you will protect your alignment. How does this work? Well, your remaining natural teeth will begin shifting into the open space. By inserting a placeholder, you will keep your smile just how it is.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect
If you are unhappy with your current alignment but are not suffering from other concerns such as severe overcrowding, wisdom teeth problems, or missing teeth, we may suggest Invisalign or ClearCorrect. These are clear braces systems that will align your teeth over the course of treatment. You will wear clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires.
ABOUT YOUR LOS ANGELES, CA GENERAL DENTISTS:
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.