As new technology comes into play, we sometimes begin to disregard the innovations of the past. Clear aligners are the latest trend and for good reason, they’re effective and practically invisible to the naked eye. This hardly means that traditional braces are a thing of the past. There are still many applications where metal braces show their worth.
One reasons for this is that braces are still the best way to correct a crossbite. A crossbite happens when the top teeth bite inside of the bottom teeth, or vice versa. This can cause many problems down the road such as gum and bone damage, misaligned jaw growth, and even speech impediments. Braces can coax teeth from their current position and gently shift them into a more ideal alignment.
Braces are also great for treating severe cases of crowding. When teeth are crowded, it becomes difficult to keep them clean and healthy. This can lead to tooth decay and even gum disease. Braces can create the space necessary for each tooth to have its own individual home in the mouth, decreasing the risk for these problems and many more.
Many people think that braces are only for children and teens, but this is not the case! Braces can be used on adults of all ages. In fact, about one-third of our orthodontic patients are adults. If you’re unhappy with your smile or if you’ve been told by a dentist that braces can improve your quality of life, set up a consultation with Dr. Caroline Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics. Contact Chamblee Orthodontics to schedule an appointment today!