How Do Braces Work?
All types of braces have the same ultimate goal: to align the teeth for a straighter smile, stronger bite, and better overall function. Basically, braces are handles that are placed on the permanent teeth in a specific order. These handles are then used to move the teeth into ideal positions in relation to each other, your face and jaw. Braces can be used on patients of all ages, but are most commonly seen in teenagers and young adults.
Fix Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
There are several reasons why your teeth can become misaligned. Maybe the growth of your wisdom teeth crowded your mouth, or simple genetic factors caused your teeth to grow in at less-than-perfect alignments. Braces from Absolute Dental work to correct these misalignments by pulling or pushing them slowly into a more ideal position. This creates a more uniform and comfortable smile you can feel confident about every day.
Correct Overbites & Underbites
When the top and bottom rows of your teeth do not align properly or comfortably, you may have an overbite or underbite. These types of misalignments can affect how patients bite, chew, and talk, causing long-term discomfort if not corrected. Our Carson City orthodontists can apply reformative techniques using braces that help to align the teeth and jaw, effectively eliminating this issue.
Improve Overall Oral Health
When teeth are not properly aligned, other health issues can be the result. There could be hard-to-reach places where plaque and tartar start to build up, increasing the risk of cavities. Patients may also have bad breath, problems with teeth grinding, and lowered self-confidence. Braces will correct these issues simply by aligning the teeth. Consult your orthodontist if you suspect your teeth misalignment may be causing these oral health problems.