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Gone are the days when the only effective treatment option to fix crooked teeth was metal braces. Today, traditional braces are joined by a vast selection of innovative orthodontic techniques designed to correct gaps, spaces, crowding, and other misalignment issues with exceptional results. While the main goal of giving the teeth a straighter, more uniform appearance is unchanged, there are now numerous advanced ways to achieve that goal, giving adult and adolescent patients alike a plethora of choices based on their unique needs and concerns. 

Dr. Chris Murphy makes it a top priority at our practice to provide a comprehensive range of options that can be suitable for a wide array of individual patient goals. In addition to the tried-and-true standard metal braces, options such as clear braces and Invisalign® can be ideal for patients who want to straighten crooked teeth as discreetly as possible. Other types of braces, such as the innovative Damon® System, offer patients a way to correct teeth misalignment by using brackets designed to be less visible and to apply less pressure during the process, ultimately enhancing both aesthetics and comfort while they move the teeth into a straighter position. For patients who want to make absolutely sure nobody else can see that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment, lingual braces may be the best option. These braces are fitted to the back of the teeth, making them completely hidden from others while smiling. 

Teeth that no longer show signs of crowding and misalignment can have a significant effect on smile aesthetics, and many people who have treatment to address these common issues feel much more confident about the appearance of their smile. If you’ve been thinking about the best ways to fix “crooked” teeth, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Murphy Orthodontics. We can talk with you about which option may be the most ideal for your needs!