BROOKLYN PARK, Minn., Sept. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WeCare Dental is educating patients about the different orthodontic options available for teeth straightening and bite correction. While braces are the most common and popular choice for correcting orthodontic problems, the dental practice offers a variety of options in addition to traditional metal braces. These alternative options include clear plastic braces and Invisalign, which is popular with adult patients who need moderate teeth straightening. According to the dental team, adult patients who need braces may be able to use Invisalign instead, for less conspicuous but equally effective straightening.
Adult dental patients in need of orthodontics to correct improperly aligned teeth can now choose a non-metal braces option at WeCare Dental. In addition to traditional metal braces, the practice offers plastic braces and the clear aligner system known as Invisalign.
"WeCare Dental offers a variety of orthodontics procedures to help correct bite problems and teeth misalignment," said the WeCare Dental team. "These options include popular alternatives to traditional metal braces, such as clear braces and Invisalign. These options are especially popular with adult patients who only require minor straightening in order to correct alignment problems."
Invisalign is a clear set of aligners worn by patients to move teeth towards their desired position. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and swapped out every three to four weeks with a new set. Since the aligners are clear and removable, patients can continue to eat, drink and smile as they normally would without fear of embarrassment.
The WeCare Dental team stressed that braces are important for correcting orthodontic problems not only for aesthetic concerns, but also to prevent serious tooth crowding and bite problems.
"In addition to cosmetic dissatisfaction, improperly aligned teeth can also increase a patient's risk for oral health problems," said the WeCare Dental team. "For example, plaque build up, due to tooth overcrowding, is a common problem. Overcrowding makes brushing and flossing difficult and less effective. An underbite, overbite or open bite can also make it difficult for patients to chew foods or create speech impediments."
The severity of oral health problems will impact which orthodontic treatments are available for a patient. For example, individuals with severe bite problems may need metal braces in order to correct an underbite or overbite. Headgear or other orthodontic devices may also be necessary, as determined by a diagnostic consultation with a dentist.
WeCare Dental is a full service family dentistry and orthodontics practice with locations in Brooklyn Park, Big Lake and Coon Rapids. Individuals who would like to learn more about teeth straightening, or who wish to schedule an appointment with a dentist, may do so by visiting http://www.wecaredentalus.com.
CONTACT: WeCare Dental 888-667-5235Source: WeCare Dental