Crooked teeth can lead to a poor self-image, affecting how you interact with people at school, at work, and in your personal life. No one should have to worry about the beauty of their smile. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you don’t have to live with teeth that are crowded, crooked, or misaligned. Braces can help make your teeth straight, which can give you confidence in your smile. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Get Braces?
Beautiful and straight is the goal for teeth, but many of us are born with naturally not straight teeth. Braces are dental tools that gradually correct tooth alignment problems. Braces are installed by orthodontists who specialize in tooth alignment correction.
If your teeth are crowded, if some of your teeth cover others, or if some of your teeth have significant gaps between them, this could be a sign that you need braces. The best way to know if braces could be helpful to you is to see an orthodontist who can evaluate your teeth and recommend a treatment plan.
How Braces Work
Braces are a dental device designed to move teeth. They work by putting pressure on your teeth until your teeth gradually shift in the correct direction. As teeth move, so does the bone that holds them in place. Braces are made up of many parts, including brackets, rubber bands, and wires. The wires and rubber bands are used to draw the brackets in one direction or the other.
The trick to correcting tooth alignment with braces is to achieve slow and consistent movement. This means regularly returning to the orthodontist for adjustments and check-ins until the correct alignment has been achieved.
No pun intended – living with braces can be an adjustment! People who have braces must learn to watch what they eat to avoid doing damage to their braces. Braces can be uncomfortable at first, although you will get used to them over time. People with braces must take extra care to brush and clean their teeth, as food can build up in the brackets around the teeth. Your orthodontist will teach you how to take care of your teeth after your braces are installed.
We’re Proud of the Smiles We Create at Laster Orthodontics
At Laster Orthodontics, we’re incredibly proud of the smiles that we’ve helped to perfect. Please take a look at some of our before and after pictures, then think about your smile. What would you like us to do for your smile?
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At Laster Orthodontics, we’re proud to be in the business of creating beautiful smiles. We want our patients to be able to smile with confidence in their appearance. If your teeth are out of alignment, we want to help! To find out more about correcting your teeth and alignment, contact Laster Orthodontics to make an appointment today.
At Laster Orthodontics, we help families develop healthy, life-changing smiles using customized treatments, cutting-edge technologies, and caring relationships. Our individualized treatment plans help our patients achieve their perfect smile in the quickest, most painless way possible by utilizing a wide range of options from traditional braces to propel accelerated treatment to Dr. Laster’s in-house aligner program, Laster Perfect Smile. With three locations throughout the Triangle Area, we create life-changing smiles every day.