Correct Crooked Teeth With Orthodontics in Westport, MA
The alignment of your teeth plays a major role in the appearance of your smile. Our Westport, MA dental office offers a variety of orthodontics to give you straighten, beautiful smile. No one smile is the same, and at Perfect Smiles, we’ll walk you through every treatment option to make sure we find what’s best for you.Doctor Neil Blitz on Orthodontics Read Transcript
At Perfect Smiles, you can expect an orthodontic treatment from myself and my team that will be comfortable, efficient, and will line the teeth up so that everything is both a very aesthetic smile and a functional bite occlusion.
It's very common with people that have crooked or crowded teeth that they don't smile with their mouth open or they put their hand over there, so when they're not really laughing, open their lips, they put their hand over it, and it's very gratifying to see that all change quickly.
When a patient looks at their original before pictures as opposed to what they see in the mirror now, I mean, we've had tears. It's quite amazing.
Traditional metal braces are the oldest orthodontic treatment, and we can still use them today. We also offer more subtle options like clear ceramic braces, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect clear orthodontic aligners. Either way, straightening your teeth means:
- A better, straighter smile
- More confidence in your appearance
- Healthier teeth and gums
- Less risk of tooth fractures, chips, or breaks
- Reduction of jaw problems and headaches
Braces Are the Gold Standard
There is a reason we still regularly use braces. They continue to be the best procedure to make small to radical tooth movement changes or to correct a bad bite. Braces use metal brackets and wire fixed to the teeth. You’ll need wire tightenings along the way to move your teeth into a perfect position.
If you need straighter teeth but don’t want dark metal braces showing in your smile, we offer cystal clear ceramic braces.
Straighten Teeth Without Braces
Some people simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces. Or maybe they only need minor tooth adjustments. For this crowd, we recommend either the ClearCorrect or Invisalign system. It uses clear aligners that move teeth into a more appropriate location. The aligners are removable, but we recommend patients wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
Here are a few benefits of clear braces:
- Virtually invisible – ClearCorrect and Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic and fit perfectly over your teeth. Once in place, the aligners will be essentially unrecognizable.
- Less hassle eating – Braces come with a lengthy list of foods limitations. With ClearCorrect and Invisalign, you simply take out the aligners for meals and then pop them back in afterward.
- Easy to keep teeth clean – With ClearCorrect and Invisalign, you’ll remove the aligners for easy brushing and flossing. There’s no need to brush around brackets and wires.
Preventive Orthodontics for Children
Orthodontics doesn’t have to be solely reactive; it can be proactive, too. Preventive orthodontics are used for children who are losing their baby teeth. Using treatments like expanders and space maintainers, we can set the stage for healthy eruption of their permanent teeth. With some early intervention, we can minimize their orthodontic needs down the road. When you bring your children to Perfect Smiles, we’ll start them on the path for a better, straighter smile. We love to see kids for their first orthodontic appointment at around the age of 7 years old.
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Perfect Smiles orthodontist Dr. Neil Blitz has more than 35 years of experience correcting smiles. During your first visit, we’ll sit you down and discuss your smile goals and decide what treatment fits your needs best. You’ll also get a before-and-after mockup and can choose to start treatment right away, if desired.
You might also benefit from limited orthodontic treatment. This is an inconspicuous way to adjust just one or two teeth. This is sometimes necessary when making the way for a dental implant or taking care of a small cosmetic issue, like a gap between two teeth. ClearCorrect Flex allows us to do that work very quickly so you can have the smile you’ve been dreaming of.