A Teenage Smile Without The Metal

No One Will Know You Are Wearing Braces In Mint Hill

Many adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth but having a mouthful of conspicuous teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. The solution? Clear braces from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill.

Your busy lifestyle will not be hampered because clear braces are so straightforward and convenient. The comfortable aligners are removable, so you can eat anything you want. Caring for your teeth will not become cumbersome. When you smile, nobody will know that your teeth are gently being straightened.

Modern orthodontia and cosmetic dentistry truly works miracles to create younger, more vibrant smiles. If you have put off orthodontic treatment because of the perceived inconvenience and obtruseviness of traditional metal braces, we hope today’s post has provided vital specifics that will help you make an informed determination.

Town Dental Group in Mint Hill offers clear braces from Invisalign, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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When Wayward Teeth Take A Crooked Path

Mint Hill orthodontics

Malocclusion is dental-speak for crooked teeth. When you look at all the different ways numerous 3-dimensional objects can be arranged, it is not surprising that malocclusion occurs in numerous forms. The good news is that crooked teeth can be straightened with braces from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill.

The number of configurations may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but you may have heard this impairment by the insensitive slang, “buck teeth.”

An overbite transpires when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. An underbite is the reverse condition—the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can happen on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most frequent types of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are misaligned to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is termed a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be. Can you imagine trying to chew if your teeth have been playing musical chairs?

Many people with crooked teeth are too self-conscious to smile, but aesthetics are not the only issue at play. Crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities, tooth damage, and TMD temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Youngsters with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning how to speak, and if they can’t chew meat and raw vegetables correctly, they may miss out on required nutrients due to a limited diet.

If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule an intensive examination right away. Town Dental Group in Mint Hill provides traditional metal braces, and less intrusive clear braces from Invisalign. Find out which are best for you.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 

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Hold The Metal! Clear Braces in Mint Hill

You Won't Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Mint Hill

Do you have crooked teeth? Do you wish you would have had braces as a kid, but think it’s too late? Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling with a mouth full of metal. Good news! At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer clear braces from Invisalign.

One of the advantages of clear braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn, but the results are definitely noticeable!

Another big advantage is that clear braces are removable. Invisalign trays look like an athlete’s mouth guard, and can be taken out at mealtime and when you brush and floss. For the best results, they should be worn at least twenty-two hours a day.

They’re made of clear plastic, but don’t let the absence of metal fool you. Invisalign clear braces effectively correct the alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.

To find out more about Invisalign clear braces, call the Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. We also provide traditional metal braces, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277

 


Metal vs. Clear Braces: The Town Dental Group

A perfect smile and straight teeth look great, but there is more to healthy teeth than just appearance. At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we offer both clear and metal braces to help our patients achieve a perfect bite.

Almost no one is born with a perfect bite. If you’re among that tiny group that was, well – count your blessings! For the rest of us, there are some very good reasons to consider improving the bite.

There are problems associated with misaligned teeth and an imperfect bite. There is usually some kind of pain or discomfort when teeth aren’t properly aligned. There can also be undue pressure on the teeth.

Teeth can be brought into alignment with steady pressure to the teeth and the surrounding bone structure. In time, that pressure changes their position, and brings the bite into proper alignment.

Obviously, this is an exacting science. One of the options at Town Dental Group is metal braces. Traditional metal braces consist of brackets and bands that are cemented to the teeth and attached to one another with wire, which applies the pressure that, over time, brings the bite into proper alignment.

Clear braces, such as those available from Invisalign, are clear aligner trays that look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard. They’re removable, but must be worn at least twenty-two hours a day to be the most effective. The aligners are created from impressions of the teeth, along with X-rays and other imaging.

Metal braces and Invisalign clear braces are both available from Town Dental Group in Mint Hill. We can help you determine which are best for your bite. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and extended and weekend hours for your convenience. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Town Dental Group:

704-815-5105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6820 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, North Carolina
28277