Orthodontics

Alpha Omega Dental Center

Family & General Dentist located in Marquette, MI

If crooked teeth lower your self-confidence or prevent you from thoroughly cleaning your teeth, Alpha Omega Dental Center can help. Cynthia Wiggins, DDS, offers a wide range of orthodontics services to straighten your teeth, restore your smile, and improve your self-esteem. Call the office in Marquette, Michigan, today to learn more.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with preventing and treating crooked teeth, and jaw and bite irregularities. Straighter teeth can make it easier to:

  • Chew properly
  • Clean your teeth
  • Speak clearly
  • Prevent dental problems
  • Reduce tooth decay
  • Gain confidence

Tooth movements practices can and are implemented by General Dentists who have trained in the mechanic necessary for moving teeth.  

Will I need orthodontic treatment?

The team at Alpha Omega Dental Center lets you know if orthodontic treatment is right for you. Chances are, you may be a candidate if you have one of the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • An underbite or overbite
  • Other bite misalignments
  • Chewing problems related to your bite

Numerous orthodontic options are available to you, such as clear aligners and adult braces, depending on your individual needs and preferences.

How do aligners and braces work?

Children and adults both benefit from orthodontics dentistry, but treatment times are generally longer for adults. Examples of orthodontic mechanics options Alpha Omega Dental Center may recommend are:

Clear aligners

For minor alignment irregularities, Invisalign® clear aligners can slowly shift teeth into a more desirable position. Invisalign is nearly invisible, so most people won’t know you’re wearing them. You can take aligners out to brush your teeth and eat, and you can achieve desired results in as little as six months.

Traditional adult braces

Traditional braces are appropriate for more severe cases and utilize brackets, or anchors, to stabilize dental hardware in your mouth. The brackets are often clear in color to reduce the appearance of braces. Brackets are securely placed on the front or back of teeth to slowly achieve proper alignment.

Expansion for children

Expansion and growth assistance can help children achieve the beautiful smile they desire.  The Alpha Omega Dental Center team lets you know which orthodontics option will yield the best results for you or your child based on each unique situation and your preferences.=

When you or your child are ready to achieve straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, call Alpha Omega Dental today.