The natural processes of aging can sometimes cause minor deviations with the alignment of your teeth. This is even more likely to be the case if you have suffered a significant oral trauma in the past or opted not to have a missing tooth restored.
Over time it can start to affect the alignment of your teeth leading to an increased chance of suffering dental attrition and dental fractures, while also leaving you with an unattractive smile.
To prevent these problems and provide you with an appealing smile Dr. Steven Jung might recommend installing traditional braces in your mouth. This involves installing a series of metal brackets, wires, and special orthodontic hardware onto your teeth.
Once this is done you will need to periodically return to Dr. Steven Jung’s orthodontic clinic to have them adjusted and tightened. Each one of these sessions will stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your mouth to gradually bring them closer to their ideal alignment.
After your teeth have been fully corrected, Dr. Steven Jung will likely provide you with a retainer. Wearing it in your mouth during the necessary times will help ensure that your teeth maintain their new position in the long term.
If you live in the Tracy, California, area and you’re interested in learning more about braces, you should call 209-835-0977 to schedule a consultation at Steven Jung, DMD, MS.