Uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth can sometimes do more than leave you with an awkward smile. In time, misaligned teeth or the improper relationship between two or more teeth can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel. As this problem progresses, you could also be at an increased risk for chipped or fractured teeth.
In this situation, our dentist, Dr. David S. Wilbanks can install traditional orthodontic braces on your teeth. Your braces will gradually correct the alignment and orientation of your teeth. If you aren’t comfortable with the appearance of orthodontic hardware in your smile, Dr. Wilbanks might be able to apply a special glaze of dental grade porcelain to the components. It can be shaded to blend in with your natural tooth enamel. Upon completion of the alignment process, you will need to wear a retainer. This is a special dental appliance that will help to hold your teeth and jaw ligaments in places as they settle into their positions. At the end of your course of treatment, you will be able to enjoy a winning smile and a healthy mouth.
If you live in the El Paso, Texas, area and you have alignment issues with your teeth, you should call 915-581-5021 to schedule a consultation at Wilbanks Orthodontics.