Crooked teeth can cause more than just embarrassment. Misalignments, gaps and overcrowding all make the smile more susceptible to damage, injury and unnecessary wear. They also affect the health of the smile, making it more difficult to properly take care of the teeth.
Dental braces offer a solution. At Cross Road Dental, we have an on-site visiting orthodontist who often recommends braces for patients with gaps, crooked teeth and overcrowding.
Metal braces are a tried and true treatment. They use a bracket and wire system that adheres to the front of the teeth to support slight movements that straighten them into the desired position. While other treatment alternatives, such as Invisalign®, are efficient methods for moving the teeth, dental braces can address more complex cases that alternatives are not as well equipped to correct.
Braces can correct a range of problems, including: