It is not surprising that when orthodontics is mentioned, many people imagine a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Traditionally, teeth were always straightened by placing metal bands and brackets on the teeth with wires and rubber bands. They would hold everything in place and slowly move the teeth to their new position. Traditional metal braces are not completely gone, but they are also not the only way to straighten misaligned teeth. As part of our dental services, Mint Dental offers new ways of moving misaligned teeth into the correct position.
Today’s orthodontic options still require an investment in time and money, but they also offer certain freedoms not available with traditional braces. The newer alternatives also offer more comfort and flexibility. Dietary restrictions are a major concession with metal braces. Newer alternatives make those restrictions unnecessary. Oral hygiene is not complicated, either.
Advances in dental technology have produced less invasive, more discreet methods of straightening teeth. These changes have been so successful that many older adults are now opting to have their teeth straightened.
Clear Aligners Offer More Freedom
Mint Dental offers the newest technology available for straightening teeth. Correct positioning of teeth not only gives you a better-looking smile, but straight teeth are also easier to keep clean. When you have misalignment, straightening your teeth is an investment in your oral health. You can learn more about alternatives to traditional braces by clicking on the link:
Clear aligners allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly. They also allow you to continue eating your favorite foods. Take your aligners out when you eat, and pop them back in after your meal or snack. You can continue your usual oral hygiene routine, too, with the addition of cleaning your aligners before you put them back in your mouth.
Misalignment of teeth can be mild to severe. Many cases of crooked teeth can be straightened with clear aligners. When the misalignment is severe or complicated, traditional braces may be necessary to achieve the desired results. If your teeth are not straight, contact Mint Dental, and make an appointment for a consultation and evaluation. You may be a candidate for clear aligners.