If your teeth are crowded, crooked, or irregularly spaced, orthodontic treatment can help correct your bite. It is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists that children receive an orthodontic screening by 7-years-old. There are also a growing number of adults who are turning to orthodontic care to achieve the smile they have always wanted.
Why should someone get orthodontic care?
People are often more self-confident and feel better about themselves when they have properly lined teeth. Orthodontic care can help improve a patient's appearance, and also help them be able to speak more clearly. It can also benefit the patient's dental health in the long run as a straighter smile makes brushing and flossing much easier.
Braces and orthodontic care can correct a variety of different bad bites, including crossbite, crowding of permanent teeth, deep overbite, underbite, spacing problems, and open bite. Traditional braces are the most common approach to treatment for these kinds of bite problems. Braces slowly move the patient's teeth by applying light pressure over a significant period of time. Once your bite is corrected, a retainer is utilized to maintain the new tooth position since bone and gums need more time to become stable around your teeth.
Come in for an Orthodontic Consultation
For orthodontic consultations at Gilling Dental, our staff focuses on how the teeth look and fit in the patient's mouth, as well as the patient's overall oral health and aesthetic concerns. During this appointment, we have the patient fill out certain questionnaires and complete a thorough dental examination. These will help us determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary. If we find that treatment would benefit the patient, we will go over a treatment plan and fee schedule and discuss available options.
Whether you're worried about your own teeth or your child’s teeth, we can help! Give our Marion, Wisconsin dental office a call at 715-754-2505 and schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation today!
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