Designed For Your Smile
The use of orthodontics, especially in periodontal therapy, is quite important. Many times people come in with crowded and rotated teeth that allow them not to be able to keep these areas clean and thus have an opportunity for gum disease to occur. Once it occurs, trying to treat an area where the teeth are rotated and crowded all smushed together, if you will, makes it very difficult. In those cases, we will try to have the patient unravel, if you will, the teeth prior to any type of orthodontic therapy or concurrent with that, depending upon what is needed to be done.
Many times patients will come in and they don’t like the rotation of one tooth. They may have a tooth that’s sitting back further and they want to improve the quality of their smile. We use the clear retainers to be able to move the smiles around, which precludes the effect of braces. If the patients have a much more severe problem, we can instigate what we call Six Month Smiles, where we do have tooth-colored orthodontic wires and brackets that we applied to the teeth and are able to move and rotate the teeth to the point where we bring them to the good smile. If at that point they then want to proceed with veneers, we then can use minimally invasive veneers or sometimes even veneers that will just fit right over the top of the teeth to improve the smile.