Orthodontic treatment is the science of straightening or moving teeth to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. An improvement in the alignment of your teeth can benefit the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure evenly over all the teeth.
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth or move them into a better position. This cannot only improve appearance but can also aid the way the teeth bite together making them easier to clean.
Some patients have teeth that are misaligned and unsightly. These ‘prominent’ teeth are more likely to be damaged. Orthodontic treatment can move them back into line.
In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bit that can cause jaw pain and headaches. Orthodontic treatment can often aid in these cases as well.
Central Florida Altamonte Springs cosmetic and family dentist Doctor Spencer is continually involved in training for treatment in all of the above conditions in children and adults. Treatment options might include removable appliances, traditional Orthodontic brackets, lingual-type brackets, traditional bands or Invisalign the clear removable "braces".
Schedule an appointment today to discover your options for a beautiful smile!