Does your smile suffer from teeth that are not in their right place? Does that cause your jaw position to be off while eating, smiling, and speaking? Your Hellertown, PA dentist at Hellertown Dental Group is able to help you with orthodontics treatments to correct your teeth and jaw positions. Get on the path to straighter teeth and a better smile today.
What Is The Purpose Of Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a special field in dentistry that aims to correct teeth that are not in the appropriate position, as well as correctly positioning your jaw so that your bite fits together properly. This is very important, as a misaligned bite or crooked teeth could leave you more vulnerable to tooth decay and potential tooth loss. A bite that does not fit together the way it should will also put stress on the muscles and tendons in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ, or jaw joint). This can lead to developing a TMJ disorder that may cause you jaw pain, migraines or headaches, shoulder aches, and other pains that you don’t want to deal with.
What Conditions Can Orthodontics Fix?
There are many common conditions that orthodontics can effectively treat. They include:
Overbite – This condition is commonly known as “buck teeth.” Your top teeth are too far forward, and they do not align properly with your lower teeth.
Underbite – This is the opposite of an overbite. In this scenario, your lower teeth are the ones that are too far forward. Think of an English bulldog, and you will get a good picture of what an underbite looks like.
Open Bite – When you close your mouth with an open bite, your front teeth do not come together. This leaves an opening in your bite that is not normal and can even complicate eating and speaking.
Improper Tooth Position – Unfortunately, Mother Nature is not always cooperative when it comes to dental development. Your teeth may come in too far apart, too close together, or not even close to their correct position. Orthodontics will help move your teeth into their intended position, fixing your smile and bite.
What Options Are Available At Hellertown Dental Group?
Hellertown Dental Group has three options to help you with any orthodontics issue you may have.
- Traditional Braces – Metal brackets will be bonded to your teeth, and a special wire will be attached to those brackets. The wire will exert force on your teeth over the course of time and, with routine adjustments, cause them to move into a more correct position. You Hellertown Dental Group dentist will go over the specifics with you if this is the option you choose.
- Clear Ceramic Braces – An alternative to traditional braces, this is a more inconspicuous way of addressing your smile problem. The brackets are clear and do not stand out as much as traditional metal brackets do.
- Invisalign – The Invisalign plastic aligner system is great for adults who want to correct their smile without having to deal with any kind of appliance bonded to their teeth. Ask your Hellertown, PA dentist if Invisalign is able to help your situation.
Hellertown Dental Group wants to help you get a beautiful smile. Call our Hellertown, PA dentist office today at 484-858-0949 to schedule your appointment, or use our online form to schedule your appointment.