If you are living with crooked teeth, it may cause you to feel self-conscious about smiling or interacting with other people. Maybe you had braces as an adolescent and forgot to continue wearing your retainer? Perhaps orthodontic treatment wasn't an option for you as a child? Whatever the case may be, the good news is that it's never too late to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile that you can be proud to share with the world, and orthodontics Middletown, NJ offers many solutions for adults.
While you're probably focused on the aesthetic aspects of your smile, crooked teeth also have an impact on your oral health. Teeth that overlap are harder to keep clean, which could result in an increased risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
Also, when your bite is not in correct alignment, you may suffer from pain or other issues with your jaw joint (TMJ) as it has to compensate when you chew or eat.
What If I Don't Want to Wear Braces?
Invisalign is a transparent aligner system that is giving many adults a better alternative to braces. Instead of traditional brackets and wires, you wear clear plastic aligners during Invisalign treatment. The aligners are worn at least 22 hours per day to achieve your desired results; however, you can easily remove them for brushing, flossing, and eating, which means you don't have to give up any of the foods you love during your treatment. Invisalign is also efficient and effective since you can complete most cases in around 10-18 months.
Patients appreciate that the aligners are smooth, comfortable to wear, and virtually invisible, so they don't interfere with their normal activities.
Would You Like to Learn More?
At Middletown Dental, we offer both traditional orthodontic and Invisalign treatment for adults and children. You can schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Sukumar to learn more about your options. Don't live with crooked or spaced teeth any longer! Call your dentist in Middletown, NJ at (732) 495-4444 to schedule your appointment.