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Traditional orthodontic braces used to be thought of as a hallmark of the adolescent experience. For many years the metal brackets, wires, and bands were used to provide teenagers with a more attractive smile.

As time has gone on and increasing number of adults have entertained the idea of braces to help correctly newly formed deviations in the alignment of their teeth. This could be caused by genetics, the aging process, or a tooth that was lost and wasn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time.

If you’ve noticed a problem like this Dr. Shelley Tretter and her orthodontic staff can often correct the alignment of your teeth by providing you with a removable style of clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign®.

If your teeth have developed more significant alignment issues Dr. Tretter might recommend installing traditional braces in your mouth. This would be followed up regularly timed adjustment sessions which will tighten your braces, to gradually reposition your teeth.

If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of visible braces components in your smile during the realignment process, Dr. Tretter can coat some of the hardware with a special dental porcelain material. Matching it to your natural tooth enamel making it harder for the casual observer to even notice you have braces.

If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area and you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, you should call 513-697-9999 to schedule a braces consultation with the orthodontic specialists at Shelley A Tretter DMD MS INC.