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Are You a Candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?

A beautiful smile is a powerful part of looking and feeling your best. Orthodontic treatment not only helps people achieve attractive smiles, but it also improves bad bites or “malocclusions.” A malocclusion occurs when the teeth and/or jaws are not properly aligned, and it can affect your smile, how you clean your teeth, and how you chew. If you have a malocclusion, or just want a straighter smile, contact our office to schedule an initial consult and discover how orthodontic care can benefit you.

Common Reasons Patients Seek Orthodontic Care

  • Health

    Crooked teeth are hard to clean, which means your gum tissue can be more susceptible to disease and your teeth more prone to decay. Straight teeth are healthier teeth.

  • Function

    Teeth that are crowded, protruded, or misaligned do not usually function ideally. This can result in excessive tooth wear and sensitivity.

  • Stability

    Teeth and jaws that are well aligned are more likely to remain stable. Proper alignment reduces the chance that undesirable shifting will occur.

  • Esthetics

    Appearance is a popular reason that people seek treatment. Beautiful smiles boost self-confidence, which makes a positive difference in all aspects of a person’s life.

Types of Malocclusions What to Look for in Your Smile

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What Happens If Malocclusions Are Not Treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can lead to many problems. Crowded teeth are difficult to properly brush and floss, which contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. Protruding teeth are susceptible to accidental chipping from trauma. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth patterns and uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech problems. Getting the care you need to treat a malocclusion improves your overall health and well-being and will provide you with a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

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The best way to learn what orthodontic treatment could do for you or your child is to schedule a complimentary initial exam. We will determine the best course of treatment and answer all your questions. Book your initial appointment online now using the link below, or just simply call our office.

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