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Having a crooked and misaligned smile can lead to many things, including a low self-esteem, dental issues, and questions about orthodontic treatment. If you’re one who has questions about orthodontics, the treatment options, and even the process involved, Dr. Brian J. Waggle and orthodontic team are more than happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for. To do so, we would like to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about orthodontics in Zanesville, Ohio.

Why should I consider orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can help you, your smile, and your oral health. It can align your crooked teeth, which eliminates the hard-to-clean places in your mouth. This ultimately helps you prevent dental issues. It can help you properly chew, eat, and talk. It can align your jaws. It can give you the smile you have always wanted and boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

What types of treatments are there?

You can choose to align your smile with one of many different orthodontic treatments. The most common type of treatment is with traditional braces, which are also known as metal braces.  Then, you have clear aligners, like Invisalign®, that align your teeth with nearly invisible mouth trays.

How long does treatment take?

The treatment time will depend on the severity of your tooth misalignment and the treatment used. If you have severely misaligned teeth, the treatment will require more time. Generally, treatment lasts around 18 to 30 months.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, please don’t be afraid to contact Northpointe Dental at 740-454-6644 when you get the chance. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!