Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? At McMillan Family Dental in Meridian, we can help you get that perfectly aligned smile you’ve always wanted!
Orthodontic treatment is best for patients who require adjustments to the positioning of their teeth or the alignment of their jaw. Teeth positioned improperly or a jaw that is misaligned can cause severe problems for an individual. These issues can compromise the look of your smile, cause considerable discomfort and make it more difficult for you to clean and maintain your teeth. Some problems that may arise due to crooked or misaligned teeth include tooth decay, gum disease, jaw pain, or tension headaches.
Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the look of your teeth, but it can also help you prevent and overcome many of the issues mentioned above. These treatments typically involve applying gentle pressure to move the teeth and jaw into a more desirable positioning. There are many types of orthodontic treatments available, and the treatment chosen will typically depend on the needs of the patient. Our dental professionals can help you to determine the kind of orthodontic treatment that is right for you.
McMillan Family Dental offers the following orthodontic treatment options:
Traditional braces consist of a series of metal bands, wires and brackets that are secured to the front of the teeth. These structures are then tightened to make the needed adjustments. Most braces can be removed after one to two years.
An alternative to braces, Invisalign clear aligners are tightly fitted over your teeth and worn inside your mouth for 20 to 22 hours per day. The aligners are only removed for eating and cleaning purposes. Some of the most notable benefits of Invisalign treatment are that you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment and their overall convenience.