Orthodontic treatments help move teeth that are crooked or do not fit together correctly. Crooked teeth can be harder to clean which can put you at an increased risk for developing cavities and gum disease. By fixing problems caused by crooked teeth, your mouth is on the road to being healthier. The most common orthodontic treatment is braces. Braces range from being made of bands, wire, and brackets which gently shift the teeth into the right position. The most commonly used types of braces include metal or plastic brackets, which attach to the front surface of the teeth. If you find yourself overwhelmed or have questions about braces, please contact Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 (Richlands) or 910-347-1283 (Jacksonville) for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Morgan and our team of dentists.