If your teeth are misaligned, they may easily trap food between them and be at an increased risk of decay. If you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, both your facial aesthetics and your jaw are likely to suffer. We can address such issues and protect your long-term oral health via orthodontic treatment. Whether you are interested in traditional metal braces or clear aligners, we invite you to visit us so we can talk about how we can help you achieve straighter, healthier teeth with orthodontics in East Hartford, CT.
Traditional metal braces are the tried and true method for straightening teeth. They use brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth. Over time, the teeth gradually move into their proper positions. Braces are able to address virtually any orthodontic issue, from minor gaps to major misalignment, and they are one of the most affordable orthodontic treatments. Modern braces are subtler and much more comfortable than the braces of generations past.
Instead of using brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. You wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before moving on to the next. Many adults and teenagers choose Invisalign because the aligners are extremely discreet. They are also removable, which allows patients to eat whatever they like and avoid the need to make any major adjustments to their oral hygiene routine.