An improperly aligned bite can result in pain, discomfort and damage to your teeth. Misplaced or crooked teeth should not be left untreated.
Braces are a common treatment for misaligned or crooked teeth. They work through a series of brackets that are attached to each tooth and connected by thin wires. The wires provide gentle pressure, painlessly guiding your teeth into place and correcting problems with spacing, crowding and bite alignment.
Metal braces are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, but some patients prefer a less visible treatment. Clear plastic aligners work like braces, but they are almost invisible while you are wearing them. The aligners fit over your teeth and can be removed while you brush and floss, or while you eat.
Orthodontics treatments last as long as it takes for your teeth to shift to their new positions. This process usually takes 18 months to 2 years. After your treatment you will need to wear a dental retainer for a period of time as your jawbones heal and adjust.