Do you catch yourself trying to cover up your mouth when you laugh? Do you try to smile with your mouth closed? Dr. Nettey-Marbell doesn’t want you to be embarrassed any longer. He provides comprehensive orthodontic care that can straighten your teeth, fix your bite, or both! At Parkside Family Dental, we offer both clear and traditional braces.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth without braces. That means you don’t necessarily have to spend years wearing wires and brackets just to get a picture-perfect smile! Instead, you just make your way through sets of Invisalign aligners, which are barely visible, plastic, and completely removable. In fact, they look similar to clear retainers.
The way it works is you wear the invisible aligners for around 22 hours a day, and you’ll swap out each set every two weeks. You’ll only have to come into our office for a quick check-in about every six weeks or so. Each set is designed to move your teeth to a specific, new position, making gradual movements towards your desired end results. Many patients love that they can see the progress of the treatment with each new set that they put in!
Invisalign can fix gapped teeth, crowded teeth, as well as misaligned bites (like overbites and underbites). The average treatment time is about a year to a year and a half, but we’ll be able to give you a better estimate about your Invisalign treatment length once we’ve had an in-person consultation.
Benefits of Invisalign:
- Subtle appearance
- Completely removable (easy maintenance and no food restrictions!)
- Gentle on cheeks & gums
- Minimal trips to the dentist during treatment
Is Invisalign the right choice for you? Call us to schedule a consultation today!
If you need more extensive orthodontic work due to a misaligned bite, gaps, or crowding of teeth, we also offer traditional metal and ceramic braces. Braces these days have come a long way, so there’s no need to fear! Advancements in materials have led to braces that are more comfortable than ever before, and you’ll get a smile you love showing off!
Orthodontics will not only make your smile look great with well aligned teeth, they can also make sure your teeth function as they were meant to be. If you have an over or underbite, or your teeth don’t line up correctly, the kind of orthodontics we provide at Parkside Family Dental put your teeth into the correct position. When you close your mouth, your teeth should be aligned so that your upper jaw slightly overlaps the teeth on your lower jaw, and the ridges of your molars fit into the grooves of the opposite molar.
If your teeth don’t fit together properly, then you mostly likely suffer from a condition called malocclusion.
The symptoms of malocclusion include:
- Crooked teeth
- Frequent biting of the inner cheeks or tongue
- Discomfort when chewing or biting
- Speech problems, including the development of a lisp
Through orthodontics, Dr. Nettey-Marbell will make sure your smile not only looks great, but functions well too. You don’t put up with teeth that in the wrong position anymore!
Ready to have the straight smile of your dreams? Call our friendly team now.Contact Us