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Deviations in the position and alignment of your teeth can increase your chances of suffering dental fractures, and dental attrition, while also leaving you with an unappealing smile. Fortunately, the orthodontists at James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA can use braces to correct the alignment of your teeth.

The type of braces Dr. James B. Macomson recommends for you will be based on your personal preference as well as the severity of misalignment.

Traditional braces use small metal brackets, wires, and other pieces of orthodontic hardware. They are secured to the faces of your teeth and integrated together. Every four to six weeks you’ll need to return to see Dr. James B. Macomson for an adjustment session. This will tighten your braces to gradually bring your teeth closer to their correct alignment and position.

If you aren’t comfortable with visible braces hardware appearing on the teeth in your smile Dr. James B. Macomson can apply a ceramic glaze to the components. This dental porcelain material can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel. This provides braces hardware will have less visual impact.

Dr. James B. Macomson might suggest a brand of clear plastic braces like Invisalign® if your teeth only require a modest amount of realignment. Every two weeks you will need to switch to another set of aligners. Each set is tuned one step closer to the ideal alignment of your teeth.  

If you live in the Gastonia, North Carolina, area and you have alignment issues with your teeth you should call 704-215-4430 to set up a braces consultation at James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA.