Like a makeover for your smile, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics straighten your teeth so they appear as uniform and aligned as naturally possible. But they are not just about having a nice smile. Orthodontics can help correct the misalignment of your teeth that might cause a speech impediment, or problems biting and chewing your food.
Perhaps even better, when your teeth are properly aligned, they are easier to keep clean and healthy, so you will need to spend less time brushing and flossing every day.
Devices used in orthodontics include metal and ceramic braces and retainers. Sometimes dental surgery can help too. Orthodontic devices work by applying light but consistent pressure in all the right places to slowly move your teeth into proper alignment. Once there, they stay there.
While orthodontics is often used to make sure young people’s adult teeth grow in as straight as possible, people of all ages can enjoy a straighter smile from orthodontics. Talk to the dentists here at My Dental Care in Lindsay, Ontario, to learn more.