Orthodontics in Chapel Hill, NC
Orthodontics refers to a specialized branch of dentistry which corrects poor tooth positioning and improper jaw alignment. This treatment is used to correct both cosmetic issues and problems with chewing function. Genetics and growth rates of your oral structures contribute to alignment problems and crowding.
Your orthodontist will evaluate your jaw and tooth alignment by using the latest technology including comprehensive x-rays of your jaws and supporting structures. Our office will formulate a treatment plan designed to correct your cosmetic and functional issues and provide you with your new straight smile.
Your general dentist or orthodontist can partner with you and correct issues including:
- Moving crowded or overlapped teeth to give you a cosmetically beautiful smile
- Restoring good chewing function by correcting poor bite alignment
- Closing gaps or spaces between teeth for a great smile
- Positioning twisted or rotated teeth correctly to prevent excessive wear
Orthodontic treatment for adults can begin at any time. Just remember it may take a little longer to gradually move your teeth, but you are never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment.
An alternative to metal braces, ClearCorrect™ uses a series of clear, custom, wearable and removable aligners. Each aligner moves the teeth gradually, until the series is completed and the teeth are straightened. Many adult patients prefer this method to traditional orthodontics, since it is much more discreet.
Although ClearCorrect is a viable solution for many patients, it cannot correct all orthodontic issues. For those cases, Dr. Khani may refer you to an orthodontist for conventional braces.
If You Are Interested In Improving Your Smile With General Dentistry Call Arash Khani DDS In Chapel Hill, NC (919) 942-5652