While many people think that straightening the teeth will only provide a cosmetic improvement, the truth is that a well-aligned smile is usually healthier as well. At New Haven Dental Group, we can provide personalized orthodontic solutions for patients of practically any age. Whether you have crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or other orthodontic issues, you can rely on us to help. To learn more about how we can get your teeth into their proper places, call us today to schedule a consultation for orthodontics in Branford.
Traditional metal braces offer the most reliable, durable, and affordable solution for dental misalignment. A specially bent wire places consistent pressure on the teeth, slowly shifting them into their ideal positions. A series of brackets attached to each tooth holds the wire in place. Thankfully, the braces of today are quite different from the ones you might have seen or even worn as a child — they are smaller and subtler, making them as comfortable and discreet as possible.
For image-conscious adults and children, clear/ceramic braces provide the best of both worlds. They work using the same principle as metal braces, but they are much less noticeable. Clear brackets hold tooth-colored wires in place. They seamlessly blend in with the color of the teeth around them, allowing a patient to smile with complete confidence throughout their treatment period.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth, but you cannot bear the prospect of facing the world with a mouth full of brackets and wires, then Invisalign® may be the ideal solution for you. With Invisalign®, you simply have to wear a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that slip easily over your teeth. Each aligner moves the teeth a little closer to their desired positions. Whenever you need to eat or brush, you can simply take Invisalign® out of your mouth until you are done.