Braces Might Be Needed to Prevent Dental Fractures and Enamel Attrition
Alignment issues with your teeth can present more serious problems than simply leaving you with an unappealing smile. In time, even minor aberrations in your dentition can lead to enamel attrition or an increased risk of suffering a dental fracture.
This is even more likely to be an issue if you’ve recently lost a tooth or had an orthodontic issue that wasn’t corrected when you were young.
To correct an alignment issue such as this Dr. Shelley can install braces on to your teeth at her Cincinnati, Ohio orthodontic clinic.
The specific type and design of braces he recommends will be based on the specific nature and severity of your alignment problem. Once they have been installed, you will need to come back into Dr. Shelley‘s office every four to six weeks to have your braces tightened and adjusted.
After your teeth have attained their ideal alignment, the braces can be removed. However, there will still need to be a brief retention phase. By wearing a removable retainer during the prescribed times, it will ensure that your teeth maintain their healthy alignment for many years to come.
If you live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and you have uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth, you should call 513-697-9999 to schedule a braces consultation at Dr. Shelley’s orthodontic clinic.