A straight, aligned smile is important to your appearance and to your health. If you were not born with a perfectly aligned smile or other factors have shifted your teeth out of place, orthodontics can help you get the straight smile you deserve. While many people equate orthodontics with the traditional metal braces that have been used for decades, there are other options available. As part of our comprehensive dental treatments at Royal Oak Family Dental, we can help you or your child get an aligned, healthy smile at our office in Oklahoma City.
Orthodontics treat malocclusions or misalignment in the mouth, shifting teeth into the preferred position for alignment of the bite. Crooked, gapped or uneven bites can be altered, giving you the straight smile that is associated with health and attractiveness. While it does enhance the appearance of your smile, it also makes it easier to keep teeth and gums healthy, with few spaces to trap bacteria and food. It can also impact speech and other aspects of your oral health.
Metal braces that use brackets and wires to pull teeth into alignment are effective but not the most comfortable or aesthetic option. Braces are very noticeable, can be uncomfortable, require frequent adjustments/repairs and restrict the foods you can eat. They also make it difficult to sustain your oral hygiene with many places for food particles to get caught. Another option is clear aligners.
Clear Aligners for Orthodontic Treatment
At Royal Oak Family Dental, we offer Invisalign clear aligners for our patients requiring or desiring orthodontic treatment. These clear plastic aligners offer many of the same benefits for fixing misaligned teeth, without the discomfort or appearance of metal braces. We offer Invisalign for both adults and teens that want to straighten their smiles.
If you or your teen needs orthodontics, contact us today for an appointment and come see our experienced dental team at Royal Oak Family Dental. We are Invisalign providers for our patients coming from the greater Oklahoma City area.