At Bunker Hill Dentistry we can straighten your teeth, fix your bite, and give you an even smile. If you are suffering from crooked teeth, an overbite, an under bite, crowded teeth, or other irregularities you may be a good candidate for braces or Invisalign. Braces Braces are a traditional and cost effective approach to teeth straightening. The metal brackets and wires work together to shift teeth into their proper position over time. At regular dental visits the wires are adjusted, moving your teeth into the correct location. Braces are a commitment. You must avoid eating extremely hard foods that can damage the brackets, and you must also avoid foods that can get stuck in your braces e.g. gum. You will experience discomfort from your braces at times, especially after a dental visit. Over the counter pain medication and home remedies provide relief for the pain associated with braces. Braces are ideal for those who have a lot to correct. Because brackets are placed on each individual tooth, and each wire section can be adjusted independently, dentists are able to tailor your experience and address your unique issues. Because braces are permanently attached for your mouth for several months (or years) they generally work faster than other methods, since you are being treated 24/7. Invisalign Invisalign is a teeth straightening method that consists of clear, custom-fabricated aligners that gradually move teeth. These trays are worn for up to 22 hours a day, and switched for a new set every two weeks. The aligners are invisible and can be removed before eating and prior to any oral hygiene activity. Despite these advantages, Invisalign is not for everyone. Success depends on the patient’s cooperation and dedication – the aligners will have no effect if not worn for the instructed amount of time. Relapses and extended treatment become necessary when patients forget to wear their aligners, misplace them or damage them. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Le, he will come up with a unique plan that often will combine the best aspects of dental braces and Invisalign. Dr. Le exclusively uses tooth-colored brackets and wires so that you remain comfortable with your appearance throughout the transition period. This hybrid approach to orthodontics results in straight teeth in the shortest possible time, at an affordable price. Contact Bunker Hill Dentistry today and let’s find the best solution for your smile.