Having straight teeth offers many benefits, other than being aesthetically pleasing. The confidence a person gains from a bright, beautiful smile is immeasurable. Furthermore, straight teeth can contribute to the overall health and function of a patient’s bite. In fact, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, which reduces cavities, gum disease, and bone loss. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we offer many different options for our patients to achieve optimal alignment of their teeth and bite for optimal stability and longevity.
Sometimes, adults need more than merely aligning their teeth, to restore their best smile. A combination of orthodontics and restorative dentistry is needed. One of the advantages of pursuing orthodontic treatment at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics is that our orthodontist and general dentists work hand-in-hand to give the patient the ideal treatment plan. They are able to easily consult with each other about proposed treatment and truly have a “team” approach, which best suits their patients’ needs.
WHAT ARE DAMON BRACES?
The Damon System is a state-of-the-art method of using brackets that no longer need “ties” to hold on to the wire. Instead, they use a slide mechanism, making them self-ligating brackets. When a self-ligating bracket is used, the amount of friction between the wire and the bracket is significantly reduced. Since the friction, or pressure, is what can lead to discomfort for the patient, Damon braces are more ideal in reducing that discomfort.
Crooked, gapped, or uneven teeth often leave patients feeling embarrassed about their smile. For years, traditional braces have been a tried and true method of straightening misaligned teeth, but they are very noticeable. To give our patients an alternative, Dr. Meagan Struby offers Invisalign® for those who want a more inconspicuous way to straighten their teeth. Straight teeth not only provide a beautiful smile, but they also help keep your teeth healthy by unraveling crowding and better positioning them for proper force distribution. This can improve gum health. For a beautiful, straight, new smile, learn more about Invisalign® at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics.