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Minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth that went uncorrected in childhood could become more pronounced with age. This is even more likely to be an issue if you lost a tooth and opted not to have it restored with a dental bridge or dental implant.

These changes in the alignment of your teeth can cause one tooth to rub excessively on another and cause dental attrition. As time goes by, the compromised area of tooth enamel might start to collect bacterial deposits fostering a new cavity to develop on the distressed tooth. To prevent these problems from occurring, Dr. Erik TinHan might recommend providing you with orthodontic braces. There are several different options available at his orthodontic clinic in Pearl City, Hawaii.

If the deviation in your dentition is minor, Dr. Erik TinHan might be able to correct them with Invisalign®.This is a series of removable clear plastic aligners designed to gradually adjust your teeth in as little as two months. You will be provided with three to four sets of custom aligners. You will need to switch to a new set every two weeks. Each new pair of aligners will bring your teeth one step closer to their ideal position.

If the deviation in the alignment of your teeth is more significant, Dr. Erik TinHan might recommend fitting you for traditional braces. This involves installing a series of metal brackets, wires, and special orthodontic hardware onto your teeth. Once this is done you will need to periodically return to Dr. Erik TinHan’s orthodontic clinic to have them adjusted and tightened.

If you live in the Pearl City, Hawaii, area and you’re interested in learning more about braces, you should call 808-485-2444 to schedule a consultation at TinHan Orthodontics today!