While it is easy to think that straightening your teeth will only provide cosmetic improvement, the truth is that well-aligned teeth are usually healthier as well. At New Haven Dental Group, we can provide personalized orthodontics for Woodbridge, CT patients of all ages, able to fix crooked teeth and misaligned bites with relative ease. To learn more about the orthodontic options we offer, call today to schedule a consultation.
Traditional metal braces are a tried and true method for correcting crooked teeth and misaligned bites. A specially bent wire places consistent pressure on the teeth, slowly shifting them into their ideal positions. The wire is held in place using a series of brackets on each tooth. The braces of today are quite different from the ones you might have seen as a child — they are smaller and subtler, meaning that even many adults can wear them with confidence.
For particularly image-conscious adults and children, clear/ceramic braces are often a suitable treatment. They work using the same principle as traditional metal braces, but they have a discreet appearance that lets them blend in with the tooth enamel around them. Clear brackets hold tooth-colored wires in place, allowing a patient to enjoy a pleasing appearance both during and after their treatment.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth, but you cannot imagine facing the world with a mouthful of brackets and wires, then Invisalign may be perfect for you. You simply have to wear a series of thin, clear plastic aligners that slip easily over the teeth. Each one applies gentle pressure to your teeth, bringing them closer and closer to their desired positions. Whenever you need to eat or brush, you can simply remove your aligners.