West Branch Dentist
Orthodontic treatment is used to treat all types of patients, from adults to young teens. Orthodontics is used to realign the teeth into a more natural position. It is also used to straighten teeth in order to correct any imbalance in the bite.
Straight teeth can help you effectively bite, chew and speak. It also contributes to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent dental health problems. In addition, an attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment and can contribute to improved self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image at almost every age.
When teeth are properly aligned, they are less prone to decay and gum disease. Straight teeth collect less plaque. Bacteria in plaque feed on the carbohydrates that we eat and drink. This bacteria helps to produce acids that can cause cavities. Plaque can also increase the risk for periodontal disease. Also, when teeth are properly aligned, it is easier to keep teeth clean.
Our doctor will recommend the orthodontic option that will meet your individual needs.