Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that seeks to correct misaligned bites through proper alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontists go through additional training after they have graduated with their dental degree, ensuring that they are best equipped to serve you and your family. Orthodontics is a vital part of any dental practice, and The Center for Beautiful Smiles is proud to offer the full array of orthodontic treatments, including braces for teens and adults, plus Invisalign.
Having a good bite makes it easier to bite, speak, and chew and is part of the overall health of your jaw and mouth. Braces and aligners are used to guide teeth into the proper position when they are misaligned, crowded, spaced too far, or do not meet at all.
Having a properly aligned bite is essential for full speaking and chewing function. In the best possible bite, your upper and lower teeth make full contact on their chewing surfaces when you close your mouth. A misaligned bite makes chewing more difficult, increases wear on your teeth, and makes the formation of certain vocal sounds more difficult.
In addition, misaligned teeth can lead to other problems. If teeth become crowded, they are more difficult to clean, which increases the likelihood of cavities and gum disease. Crowded teeth can lead to chronic pain as teeth continue to push against each other. Orthodontics prevents all these problems by ensuring that teeth are straight and aligned, with enough space to provide for cleaning and prevent pain.
The orthodontist uses several time-tested tools to straighten your teeth:
Retainers are used to retain and stabilize your teeth in position after the end of your orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics can be helpful for both children and adults.
The Center for Beautiful Smiles invites you to explore our many orthodontic treatment options whether you want to straighten your teeth for esthetic purpose or misalignment of your teeth has been causing your bite to shift over time. If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to get the proper care. The earlier in life, the better! Schedule a complimentary consultation with Drs. Pham and associates and they and their staff will be happy to discuss how orthodontics can benefit you.
He is always happy to discuss your options with you. You can also visit our dental videos page for many informative short videos on orthodontics.
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