Obtaining An Even Smile With Orthodontics

rowlett orthodonticsWhen you have developed uneven smiles, this could impact the beauty and function of your smile, leaving you vulnerable to worsening oral health with time. But our team can help teens and adults with options like braces and Six Month Smiles®. In today’s blog, your Rowlett, TX, dentist looks at our selections for correcting your misalignment.

The Risk of Misalignment

When you have an uneven smile, this could limit your ability to brush and floss properly, so food and drink particles can become stuck between the teeth and increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, the pressure from your uneven smile could lead to stressed jaw joints and a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You may also simply feel uncomfortable with your appearance, which impacts your social interactions and quality of life. But we have options to shift your teeth to proper positions, so you can enjoy better oral health and a more attractive appearance, sometimes in as little as a few months!

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are an excellent selection for addressing more severe dental misalignment. Our team will attach metal brackets to the front facing sides of the teeth. We then connect a part of a thin arch wire to each bracket with a band. For some, we may connect the upper and lower sets of braces with elastic bands. During your regular office visits, we will adjust tension in the arch wire to shift the teeth. This could take as long as two years because the bone structure and gum tissues need to reform around the new positions of your teeth. Following treatment, you may need to wear a retainer at night to prevent your smile from shifting.

Six Month Smiles®

We could also offer a more cosmetic-based treatment option to address minor misalignment in as little as a few months. With this treatment option, we will focus only on the visible and cosmetic aspects of the smile, shifting teeth to improve the beauty of them. Which means there is less time involved for your smile to adjust to the new positions of your teeth. For some, optimal results are possible in as little as six months!

To find out which option is best for you, please contact our team right away for a consultation, so we can examine your smile and assess your misalignment. From there, we can start you on the path to an even and beautiful smile.


We want to help you enjoy better oral health and an even smile with our braces and more. To learn more about correcting your uneven smile, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321.