Misaligned teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious when you smile. Over time, alignment issues and improper relationships between two or more of your teeth can lead to chronic problems such as a loss of tooth enamel and an increased risk of dental fractures. Even if your teeth were perfectly aligned in your teenage years, it is still possible for the structure of your mouth to change. This could be linked to genetics as well as complications from tooth loss.
If the deviation in the alignment of your teeth is minor, Dr. Brett Gluck might be able to correct the problem with clear aligners such as Invisalign®. The Invisalign system is a series of clear plastic aligners that can effectively improve the alignment of your teeth. In many cases, the process can be completed in as little as six to eight weeks. Because they are clear and fit snugly on your teeth, they are almost invisible to other people. Every two to three weeks you will need to switch to a different set of clear plastic aligners. This will gradually bring your teeth increasingly closer to their ideal position in your mouth. After the alignment of your teeth has been fully corrected, you might need to use a clear plastic retainer until your teeth are settled in their new spaces.
If you live in the Johns Creek, Georgia, area and you have minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth, you should call 770-664-6003 to set up an Invisalign® consultation at Quality Orthodontic Care.