Misaligned teeth can do more than cause you to have an unattractive smile. Uncorrected deviations in your bite pattern can also lead to chipped tooth enamel, dental fractures, and possible dental attrition problems on multiple teeth.
These days, many adults with uncorrected alignment issues will turn to an experienced orthodontist like Dr. John R. Schouten to explore their treatment options. This often involves installing braces on their teeth. This orthodontic system involves attaching metal brackets, wires, and other special orthodontic hardware onto your teeth.
After installation, you will need to periodically return to Schouten Orthodontics to have the braces adjusted and tightened. These important sessions will apply tension to your orthodontic components and the periodontal connective tissues that hold your teeth in their sockets. This will gradually bring them closer to their ideal alignment.
After the alignment of your teeth has been fully corrected, Dr. John R. Schouten will provide you with a retainer. Wearing this removable mouthpiece during the necessary times will help ensure that your teeth maintain their new position in the long run.
If you live in the Price, Utah, area, and if you have an alignment issue with your teeth, you should call 435.637.0820 to set up an orthodontic braces consultation at Schouten Orthodontics.