If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite (an underbite or overbite), there is a variety of treatment options available that can help straighten teeth such as braces and retainers.

To determine if braces are an appropriate option for you, your dentist, or orthodontist, will ask you questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, take impressions of your teeth, and order X-Rays of the mouth and head. After analyzing the results from the gathered information, a treatment plan is made, tailored to help you reach your desired goals.

You and your dentist, or orthodontist, may decide on traditional braces that consists of bands, wires, and other fixed or removable appliances. Another option becoming more popular, especially among adult patients, are clear braces such as Clear Liners or Invisalign. Just remember to keep in mind that no one method works for everyone. Together, you and your dentist will decide if braces, and which type, is the best solution for you.