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While each person’s bite pattern is unique, each tooth is intended to meet up in a certain way. While misaligned teeth might only seem to give you a slightly unappealing smile, these minute variances in the way your teeth meet can lead to other complications.

As time goes on two or more teeth could rub together excessively, in a sensitive area. This can lead to problems with dental attrition, as the tooth enamel erodes. Misalignments on biting surfaces can also cause chips and dental fractures.

When this happens the compromised areas of tooth enamel can attract bacterial matter, leading to areas of tooth decay forming on already compromised teeth.

To prevent this from happening, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu and the orthodontic specialists at their Mesa, Arizona clinic can install braces to gradually realign your teeth. If you’re uncomfortable with the visible hardware of traditional wire and bracket braces, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu can apply a ceramic coating to match your tooth enamel.

Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu might be able to adjust minor alignment issues by fitting you for removable clear plastic aligners like Invisalign®. This type of braces can improve the alignment of your teeth in as little as six to eight weeks.

If you live in the Mesa, Arizona area and you have alignment issues with your teeth, you should call 480-641-4165 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu.