Orthodontics in Muncie, IN
Smiles of all ages can use teeth alignment.
Braces aren’t just for kids and teens! Many adults are choosing to straighten their teeth to improve their lives. In fact, one out of every five orthodontic patients is over 21.
There are many reasons why adults choose to undergo orthodontics. … Click to go to our blog … Some had orthodontic treatment as teens but have experienced a dental relapse. While others never had time to fix their smiles because of work, kids, and hectic schedules.
Whatever your reason, our Muncie, IN dentist has an orthodontic option for the straight smile you desire. Our adult orthodontic services include:
A classic treatment for a classic smile!
Sometimes traditional treatment is the best option. This may be the case if you have bite misalignment problems plus crooked teeth … Click to go to our blog … requiring metal braces.
Traditional braces treat mild, moderate, and complex cases of teeth misalignment, and the system is more advanced than ever. Our modern metal braces use lighter materials for a less obvious look and more comfort.
The clear solution for a straight smile.
Invisalign® is the #1 preferred choice by adults for straightening teeth. It can effectively fix most orthodontic problems without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
These clear aligners are the perfect solution for straight teeth without the high visibility of traditional braces. Invisalign® uses custom-made plastic trays to guide your teeth into place without the need for metal, wires, or brackets.
Aligning your child’s teeth naturally.
Myobrace®, a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment, addresses underlying causes of misalignment in kids.
Our Muncie, IN dentist works with you and your child to correct habits that may lead to misaligned teeth and may recommend a Myobrace® oral appliance.
This custom device guides your child’s teeth to their natural position and prevents the need for lengthy orthodontic intervention in the future.
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Questions about Orthodontics in Muncie, IN?
Why should I straighten my teeth?
Straight teeth are important for a few reasons, and a straight smile is a healthier smile! A straight, beautiful smile will make you feel good and look good.
Misaligned teeth often make people feel embarrassed about smiling, which may cause them to seem unfriendly. This can affect personal and business relationships.
Another important reason to straighten your teeth is for your oral health. Misaligned teeth can cause bite problems and crowding, making it hard to maintain good hygiene. The bacteria and plaque buildup may lead to cavities and gum disease.
How long will treatment with braces take?
Depending on how crooked your teeth are and your best treatment option, it can take a few months to a couple of years to straighten your smile.
Our Muncie dental team will explain in detail what to expect regarding treatment time, the frequency of in-office visits, and anticipated results. Please contact us … Click to go to the page of Contact … for an orthodontic consultation in Muncie, IN.
Are braces more painful for adults?
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, teeth with braces will feel tender at first, but this discomfort won’t last. At worst, you’ll have some soreness in your teeth, and chewing may be a challenge for a few days.
Our modern family dentistry in Delaware County, IN makes orthodontics for adults more effective and comfortable using personalized treatment plans. You’re in good hands!
How do I brush my teeth with braces?
Brushing your teeth with orthodontics depends on your system.
If you’re using Invisalign®, your clear aligners are removable, and it’s easy to brush and floss your teeth normally.
With traditional metal braces, keeping your teeth clean will take some extra time and care. We recommend:
- Rinsing your teeth with water before you brush to remove trapped food particles.
- Brushing at the gumline at a 45-degree angle.
- After brushing the gumline, place the toothbrush on top of the brackets, angling down to brush on top of each bracket.
- Reposition the toothbrush to brush the bottom of the bracket and the wire, angling the toothbrush up.
- Go slowly. Make sure to brush every tooth at the gumline as well as above and below the brackets.
- Use a floss threader or soft toothpick to floss your teeth.