In the early days of dentistry, all orthodontic work was considered unnecessary, cosmetic care. Through years of research and experience, dental professionals finally realized that misaligned teeth actually present numerous oral health concerns including increased risk for TMJ dysfunction, tooth chips and cracks due to uneven pressure, and tooth decay. It’s clear to most dental practitioners that correcting misaligned teeth is more than just a cosmetic fix, but it’s no secret that smiles are one of the first things people see when they look at us. Correcting crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth originally involved metal brackets and wires, but in recent years, cosmetic options have become available. One of the most popular options, Invisalign, is available from your Bowie, MD dentist at Ambiance Dental Spa.