Ideally, we'd all like to have perfectly straight teeth. Unfortunately for some of us, genetic factors and our jaw development as children can result in us having crooked or misaligned teeth. Tacoma Dental Centre can help with orthodontic treatments to straighten and re-align your teeth, giving you more even teeth and a healthier smile.
We offer orthodontic services including braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Orthodontic treatment begins when we X-ray and examine your teeth and jaw to determine the existing alignment of your teeth and what correction, if necessary, would work for you.
Orthodontic correction involves fitting you with either braces or aligners to straighten and reposition your teeth over time, usually around 2 years. Braces are fitted to your teeth and you wear them throughout the treatment period, with regular adjustments to ensure they're properly correcting your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are an alternative to braces. They consist of clear plastic aligners that can be removed from your teeth while you eat or brush. If you choose aligners you'll receive a new pair of aligners every two weeks during the treatment period. Each new pair of aligners slightly repositions your teeth to their new positions.
After correction, you may need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth as they settle into their new positions.