Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth, malocclusions (poor bites), and problems that affect the jaws.
Over time, the development of your teeth can be affected by a number of factors -- like how well you take care of your teeth, and how much room your teeth have to erupt. Improper tooth development may result in malocclusions -- such as overbites and underbites -- as well as make it more difficult to speak and eat.
At Richards & Ribitch Dentistry, we’re proud to provide orthodontics in Mount Pleasant -- including traditional metal braces and Invisalign.
Traditional metal braces -- made from titanium and steel -- can be prescribed to help straighten crooked teeth and improve malocclusions. Braces will move permanent teeth into the proper place by applying a gentle, constant pressure on the teeth.
Invisalign is a modern approach to correcting malocclusions and crooked teeth. Made of smooth, clear plastic that appears virtually invisible when worn over your teeth, Invisalign trays will gently move your teeth into the proper position without significantly interfering your daily activities.
These removable, comfortable, and custom-made trays allow you to enjoy your favorite foods -- and to brush and floss your teeth without any hassle.
Dr. Richards is a Preferred Invisalign Provider, and has been effectively treating patients with Invisalign since 2004. We offer free Invisalign consultation appointments, where Dr. Richards or Dr. Ribitch will be happy to discuss the benefits of Invisalign and what it can do for your smile.