Straight teeth are more than an aesthetic enhancement – they are necessary for optimal oral health. When teeth are misaligned, crooked or gapped, it can be difficult to avoid decay and gum disease. Teeth that are misaligned can also affect speech, chewing and cause other issues like TMD/TMJ. At Rolling Hills Dentistry, we offer orthodontic treatments to help our patients have a straight, healthy smile that looks and performs like it should.
Orthodontics use pressure to shift teeth into the correct position within the mouth and align the bite. Metal braces were the only option for many decades, but now there are more comfortable, discreet solutions. Clear aligners that fit over the top and bottom teeth can give the same results as metal braces without the inconvenience, embarrassment and discomfort of metal brackets and wires. We offer the following options for orthodontic treatment at our office in Danbury:
When teeth are crowded, gapped or crooked, they can be difficult to clean. Food debris can hide, attracting bacteria that can lead to decay and gum disease. Orthodontics can reduce these hard to reach places in teeth, making it easier to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Straight teeth also help keep the bite alignment in place, putting less stress on the jaw joint that can lead to painful jaw-joint disorders like TMD.
On top of the health benefits, everyone wants a straight smile to look their best. Orthodontics offer many benefits, and with clear aligners, you can have a straight smile without the discomfort of metal braces. Products like Invisalign are available for both teens and adults with treatment periods that are similar or shorter than metal braces.
If you or your teen needs orthodontic treatment, contact Rolling Hills Dentistry today to schedule a consultation. We offer a full line of dental services, including general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as well as orthodontic options.