Is there a question about you or your child's teeth or bite?
When to see an orthodontist?
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Sometimes it's clearly obvious. Other times, it's not so clear when to see an orthodontist
Let us answer concerns about you or your child's teeth. Learn how to get a healthy smile.
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Communication is one tool we use ensure you get the best orthodontic care. Before, during and after braces, we pass along valuable dental information. This guidance helps your entire experience and the quality of your smile.
When to See an Orthodontist
1. You want a beautiful smile 2. You feel a great smile will improve your self-confidence 3. You want the best for your family 4. Early or late loss of baby teeth 5. Difficulty chewing or biting 6. Breathing through mouth 7. Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits 8. Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth 9. Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed 10. Speech difficulty 11. Protruding teeth 12. Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all 13. Facial features out of proportion to the rest of the face 14. Grinding or clenching of teeth 15. Inability to comfortably close lips
8 in 10 adults who had braces felt their lives were positively affected.
– National Institutes of Health
Great smile. Great lifestyle. Great benefits for you.
With crooked teeth increased plaque build-up is common. Food build up between teeth is hard to remove when brushing. Over time periodontal disease and gum disease potential increases. Straight teeth eases cleaning and makes it effective.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re an outgoing and worth getting to know.
Emotions are contagious. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.