The Benefits of Straightening Crooked Teeth

If you’re teeth are crooked or misaligned, then you’re probably familiar with potential embarrassment that many people with crooked teeth experience. If you’re an older teen or an adult, you may also be familiar with the apprehension regarding traditional metal braces that can often hinder patients from seeking necessary orthodontic treatment. Correcting crooked teeth is about more than improving your pride in your smile (though that is a significant consideration); straightening crooked teeth allows them to operate better and helps prevent the onset of problems in the future. Your Southlake cosmetic dentists, Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron, help make straightening teeth more comfortable and discreet with innovative Realine clear braces (from the makers of Invisalign®).

Teeth That Look AND Function Better

Healthy human teeth are designed to line up in a specific order, each with its own precise location and orientation to fit comfortably with its opposite when your mouth is closed. When your teeth or your bite are crooked (malocclusion) and don’t line up properly, your jaw has to work extra hard to keep your mouth straight as it opens and closes, placing incredible strain on your jaw’s joints and muscles and possibly leading to TMJ disorder. Also, the odd spaces created by the angles of crooked teeth can increase your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease by providing hard-to-reach spots for bacterial plaque to hide in.

Comfort and Discretion with Realine®

Luckily, you don’t have to choose between metal braces and crooked teeth; with Realine clear aligners, you can enjoy straighter teeth using a series of clear acrylic aligners rather than a metal bracket-and-wire apparatus. The aligners are virtually undetectable, and you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth without interruption or special instructions. If your teeth suffer from mild to moderate malocclusion, then ask Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron if Realine is right for you.


As a native Texan, Gregory Wright, DDS, opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.