Deviations in the alignment of your teeth can do more than simply leave you with an unappealing smile. Over time, uncorrected issues in your dentition can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel layer of multiple teeth. This could cause dental attrition, promote new cavities, and leave your teeth at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture.
To prevent these problems while also improving your smile’s appearance, Dr. Erik TinHan can provide you with a set of traditional braces. If you would like, he could also apply a porcelain glaze to visible hardware on your smile to reduce the overall visibility of the orthodontic hardware.
Once they have been installed, you will need to periodically return to Dr. Erik TinHan’s orthodontic clinic to have your braces adjusted. Each of these appointments will tighten your braces to gradually bring your teeth into their ideal position.
If you only have minor alignment issues with your teeth, Dr. Erik TinHan might be able to fit you for removable clear plastic aligners like Invisalign®. This can improve the alignment of your teeth in as little as six to eight weeks.
If you live in the Pearl City, Hawaii, area and you have uncorrected alignment problems with your teeth, you should call 808-485-2444 to schedule a braces consultation at TinHan Orthodontics.