Did you know
…orthodontics can not only help your smile, prevent cavities, and improve your ability to bite and chew, but in some cases it has improved people’s ability to speak clearly.
Our orthodontists treat malocclusions, which are often called bad bites. This is when you bite down and your teeth do not line up correctly. We also treat crooked teeth. Orthodontists also focus on the development of the facial bones and jaw.
A Healthy Mouth
While orthodontics is sometimes considered mostly cosmetic, it is important to fix these problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide. They can also be hard to clean, leading to cavities and other problems down the line.
The goal in treating problem teeth is to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to close any gaps between teeth and to make sure the teeth all line up correctly. Sometimes teeth are crooked and need to be straightened. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a patient’s speech in some cases.
How can these problems be fixed?
Braces are the most common treatment, though we also treat our clients with headgear, plates, surgery, and more.
Metal braces are often used to straighten teeth. They can also be used to help correct misaligned bites including both underbites and overbites.
When determining the best course of action to fix your smile, one of our dentists will do a thorough examination with x-rays and possibly pictures of your face. We will then decide what type of braces would work best for you.
Many people don’t want to get the orthodontic treatment that they need because they don’t want to wear metal braces. However, you can still get the smile you deserve with the new alternatives that are available.
We offer clear braces, which are much less noticeable than metal braces but still give patients the smile they deserve.