Straight teeth contribute to a healthy mouth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked, crowded teeth making cleaning and maintenance difficult - this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Orthodontic problems also contribute to abnormal wear on tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive stress on supporting tissues, and misalignment of the jaw joints.
With a constant, gentle force, braces slowly move teeth to the correct position. Braces have changed as dentistry has advanced, so metal bands with brackets are not your only choice. Invisalign, a clear system of removable aligners, straightens teeth without compromising your dignity or appearance. Dr. Woolf will fit you for the aligners, and then you wear each one for about two weeks. Total treatment usually lasts 12 to 18 months with Invisalign.