Do you have crooked teeth? If so, you’re probably wondering how to reach the straight, beautiful smile you deserve. Well, one way you can achieve your goals is with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws. Typically, appliances are used to correct those misalignments. Our orthodontist, Dr. Stephan Ramsay, is happy to help you know how to treat crooked teeth. The following appliances can help:
-Retainer: Retainers can help by repositioning mildly out-of-place teeth or helping with overcrowding issues. They are also used to keep the teeth in place once they are aligned. Retainers are typically made out of acrylic and a metal wire.
-Aligner: Aligners are thin, smooth, plastic shells that cover your teeth and apply pressure. They gently move the teeth in position by being pre-molded to the desired appearance of the smile. They are typically tough to see, and they are removable.
-Braces: Braces are appliances that contain brackets and wires. The brackets are glued to the front or back surfaces of the teeth and those brackets are connected by the wires. The appliance will apply pressure to the teeth to move them. There are many different types of braces available.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat crooked teeth in Austin, Texas, please contact Ramsay Orthodontics today. All you need to do is dial 512-346-1384 and we will be more than happy to help you.