Straight teeth contribute to a healthy mouth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked, crowded teeth make cleaning and maintenance difficult and 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 constant gentle pressure, 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 appearance. Dr. Woolf will fit you for the aligners, and you will wear each set for about two weeks. Total treatment usually lasts 12 to 18 months with Invisalign.