If your teeth our out of alignment, or you have a significant under or over bite it can leave you with a less than perfect smile, while also compromising the full function of your mouth. In a situation like this Dr. Amit Lala might recommend that you are fitted for braces.
All braces essentially work on the same set of principles. Over the course of gradual adjustments, the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth are stretched and slightly moved toward the ideal alignment for your teeth. There are a few different styles of braces, the one that is right for you is influenced by your personal preference and how much realignment your teeth need.
Traditional braces involve brackets cemented to the face of your teeth and linked by a wire on the top and bottom of your jaw. Traditional braces almost always include bands and spacers to further aid in the realignment process.
Clear plastic braces are meant for people that only require minor realignment. The clear plastic aligners are custom shaped to your teeth. Every two weeks you switch out to another set that is tuned one step closer to your ideal alignment.
If you are interested being fitted for braces you should call Dr. Amit Lala at (978) 454-0977 to schedule an appointment.