Straighter, properly aligned teeth are able to function properly and they look better too. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, orthodontic treatment can help to correct their positioning and improve your bite. At Aspirations Dental, we offer a wide range of orthodontic services, including braces and Invisalign, in our Langley clinic. Our team is ready to help you begin your smile transformation.
Your upper teeth normally overlap your lower teeth slightly, allowing you to have a proper bite. If your jaws and teeth are positioned too far forward or back, you may suffer from a bite problem. These problems can result in damage to your teeth and jaw if left untreated.
Your teeth should be laid out in a u-shape which allows them to bite properly. However, they can grow in such a way that they are crowded together or overlapping. Crowded teeth are more prone to damage, and can be considered less attractive than straight, even teeth. They are also harder to brush and floss, raising the chance that they will suffer from decay.
Normally spaced teeth are attractive and even. If the spaces between your teeth are too large, it can cause issues with your bite, leading to possible damage and discomfort. Also, if you lose a tooth and don't fill the resulting gap, the teeth on either side of the gap will gradually shift to fill it, resulting in misaligned teeth.
We use a variety of appliances to address alignment issues. Most treatments require the use of metal braces or Invisalign plastic aligners to reposition your teeth over time. Spacing issues can be address with appliances that fill the space left by a lost tooth to prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting their positions.
Invisalign aligners are clear plastic aligner trays that are custom-made to fit your teeth and reposition them into proper alignment. The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed while you eat or brush your teeth. Over the Invisalign treatment period, you will be provided with a new, different, aligner every 2-3 weeks. Each new aligner slightly changes the position of your teeth, gradually bringing them into proper alignment.