Over a third of our patients are adults – in fact tooth alignment can be achieved at any age. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Studies clearly show straight teeth and healthy gums have a positive effect on your overall health, particularly your heart; not to mention that a great smile can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem.
The new techniques and appliances Dr. Zachary uses greatly increase comfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits and shorten treatment time. You have several options to choose from. Your options may include clear braces, metal braces, transparent aligners (like Invisalign®) or simple recovery or activated retainer options. Dr. Zachary specializes in blending treatment goals with outstanding results, and in many cases, works closely with your general dentist or other specialists to see that all treatment objectives are met.