Marshall Family Dentistry is thrilled to offer both braces and aligners in Birmingham, Alabama, for patients who want a straighter, more confident smile. Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments available. They work by gradually and gently realigning your teeth. Traditional braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and are connected to each other through the metal wire and bands. The dentist will adjust the wire over time, which will allow the braces to guide your teeth to their ideal position.
If you desire a more discreet way to achieve straighter teeth, clear aligners are an excellent choice.
Rather than using metal brackets and wires with traditional braces, you will be given a series of custom-made, plastic aligners to straighten your smile. Each set of aligners is specially designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. You will get a new set of aligners about every two weeks, and as you do, your teeth will be gently guided to their proper positions. Plus, since these aligners are removable, you can easily take them out as needed in order to eat, brush, and floss.
We welcome you to call us at 205-853-4600 today to learn more about braces and aligners, and to request a consultation with our talented dentist, Dr. Reid Marshall.