Orthodontics

Orthodontics in Emerson, NJ

If you have a slight misalignment in your teeth, crooked teeth, or crowded teeth, you may be considering orthodontics to straighten the teeth. Emerson Family Dental is proud to provide this treatment at our dentistry near you in Emerson, New Jersey. Use our effective orthodontic treatment to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Benefits of Straight Teeth

The most obvious benefit of having straight teeth is, of course, the way they look. Because they are more attractive, having a straight smile can give you a boost of self-confidence in your everyday life. Besides this, however, straight teeth can also benefit your oral health. They are easier to clean, allowing you to more easily reach the spaces in between the teeth. This lowers your risk of developing cavities or gum disease. One last benefit of straight teeth is that they distribute biting forces when you eat more evenly, helping to prevent premature wearing on the teeth.

How Do Orthodontics Work?

There are several options available in orthodontic treatment, but they all essentially work the same way. A system is placed on the teeth that applies a slight and steady pressure. The movement of the teeth will be carefully planned out by your dentist and adjustments can be made to the orthodontic system as needed to keep the pressure steady on the teeth as they move into their new position.

Types of Orthodontics

At Emerson Family Dental, you have several choices available to you. Your dentist in Emerson, New Jersey will discuss them with you and help you choose the best treatment for you.

  • Traditional braces: This is a system of metal brackets and wires that are placed onto the teeth. They have been a popular treatment for years because they are very effective, but treatment time can be lengthy and the braces can be uncomfortable.
  • Lingual braces: These braces consist of the same system as traditional braces, but the brackets are placed on the back of the teeth rather than the front, resulting in a less conspicuous treatment.
  • Clear aligners: This is a system of clear plastic aligners that are worn on the teeth. They can be removed as needed, but they must be worn for most of the day for treatment to be effective.

Make an appointment at Emerson Family Dental to discuss your new smile!

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