Orthodontic Braces: Correcting Bite and Alignment

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With the many options available for straightening your teeth and creating a more beautiful and natural smile, it may seem difficult to determine which method will work for your unique situation.  If you have crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw, braces are the tried and true method for correcting bite and aligning your teeth.  In addition to boosting self-confidence by providing you with a straight and healthy smile, braces can play an even bigger role on your overall health. A visit to Dr. Igel for a consultation will put you on the path to a radiant smile with the treatment that is best for you!

If you have crooked or incorrectly spaced teeth, proper dental hygiene can become difficult to maintain. Lack of proper dental maintenance can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and eventually, loss of teeth.  A misaligned jaw can make chewing food difficult, and cause unnecessary stress along the gum line and jaw bone.  This stress can lead to headaches, and pain in the face and neck.  Alignment issues can also cause uneven wear and tear on your teeth, increasing the chances of a more serious orthodontic issue in the future.

Braces are an effective way to correct these problems, and like most health issues; the proactive approach is best to avoid costly and painful procedures later on in life.  Braces create a straight, attractive smile which makes cleaning and maintenance easy and effective; thus, reducing the chances of tooth decay and gum disease.  Braces work by putting a constant, gentle force on the teeth to move in the proper direction.  Procedures can take anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on the severity and your individual dental needs; the results last a lifetime!  With advancing technology, you can choose from many types of braces to fit your style and needs.

To learn more about braces and how they would be beneficial for you or your children’s smile, contact us today at (402) 330 – 1152, and make an appointment with Dr. Igel.