Benefits of Timely Orthodontic Treatment

Benefits of Timely Orthodontic Treatment

May 25, 2021

Orthodontic treatment involves much more than reclaiming a beautiful smile. Patients who receive timely orthodontic care can look forward to fewer problems with tooth decay, reduced likelihood of TMJ problems, and enjoy better chewing functionalities.

Our supportive, caring, and compassionate staff at Laguna Dental and Orthodontics can help adults and children achieve a healthy, even smile.

Problems That Can Indicate the Need for Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can correct malocclusion, reposition misaligned jaws, straighten awkwardly angled teeth, and fix problems of an overcrowded dentition. Malocclusion is a common problem and may develop in many forms, such as:

  • Overbite: The upper dental arch extends beyond the lower jaw.
  • Overjet: The upper teeth protrude over the lower dental arch at an angle.
  • Underbite: The lower dental arch extends beyond the upper jaw.
  • Crossbite: The upper and lower arches are not aligned properly.
  • Gaps: Uneven development of teeth can lead to gaps in the arch.
  • Transposition: Transposition involves the exchange of two neighboring teeth.

Orthodontic Care for Children and Teens

While braces or Invisalign® are ideally suited for teens, young children with bite problems can benefit from early orthodontic intervention. They may not receive braces, but our skilled dentist in Elk Grove, CA, can assist them in other ways. Timely orthodontic care paves the way for the healthy development of adult teeth and improves bite and speech functionalities. Space retainers, for example, can create room for permanent teeth to erupt and guide them into the correct positions.

Orthodontic treatments for older teens help correct poorly positioned teeth, fix malocclusions, reduce wear and tear, and boost your child’s self-esteem.

Adult Orthodontics

There are several different types of orthodontic appliances and braces designed for adult use. Our skilled dentist can review these options with you before determining the most suitable one for your needs. Orthodontic appliances for adults may include ceramic, clear, lingual, or metal braces.

Reliable orthodontic care at Laguna Dental and Orthodontics can correct your bite, improve your speech, boost the aesthetics of your smile and benefit your oral and overall health.

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