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If you have crooked teeth, then you’re probably looking for ways to align them and achieve the smile of your dreams. Well, our orthodontist, Dr. Amy Richter, is happy to tell you all about those ways! Generally, they include orthodontics. There are many treatments available that can help you align your teeth and achieve a top-notch oral health. Some of those treatments are:

-Retainer: Retainers are removable appliances that are typically made of acrylic plastic and/or a metal wire. They gently add pressure to the teeth and shift mildly out-of-place teeth as well as help with overcrowding problems.

-Aligner: Aligners are made of a clear plastic and they are typically tough to see. They are removable and they shift the teeth by applying pressure. Your orthodontist will mold each aligner to represent the next desired phase of the smile. Your teeth will feel the pressure just by wearing the new aligner.

-Braces: There are many different types of braces available, and each one is made of metal brackets and wires. The brackets are secured to the front surfaces of the teeth and are connected to the wires. They apply pressure to the teeth after each adjustment appointment and gently shift them into place.

To learn more about treatments for crooked teeth in Buffalo, New York, or to schedule an appointment to see which treatment is right for you, please contact Amy Richter Orthodontics at 716-239-4815. When you contact our orthodontic team, we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to your phone call!