Straightening your teeth with braces is a serious commitment which can benefit you and your smile in more ways than one. However, understanding this process and how it works is key in deciding if orthodontic treatment can help you. Find out more about braces and what they can do for you with Dr. Jessica Owens and Dr. Zachary Hairston at Art of Dentistry in Danville, VA.
Do I need braces?
If you have misaligned teeth or bite issues, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Though teeth misalignments are more obvious to spot, you may not know how to tell you have a bad bite. However, if your top and bottom teeth do not line up, resulting in the top jaw protruding too far forward of the bottom jaw protruding in front of the top jaw, you have bite issues. If the middle teeth do not meet in the center or you notice that your top and bottom jaw cross each other, you may also have a bite problem. Severe wear and pain-related issues like TMJ disorder or an aching jaw can also indicate that you may require orthodontic care.
What can orthodontic care do for my smile?
Orthodontic care is a powerful tool not only to change the appearance of your smile but also its functionality and efficiency. Braces will move and straighten your teeth, giving you a smile you feel great about and teeth which can easily break down food during meals. Correcting crowding issues provides more surface area on the teeth, making it easier for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach plaque and bacteria. In some cases, wearing braces can even help correct breathing or swallowing issues like sleep apnea.
Orthodontic Care in Danville, VA
If you think you could benefit from orthodontic care, you should talk with your dentist at a consultation. In addition to traditional metal braces, Art of Dentistry also offers clear braces, lingual braces, and ceramic braces. These options allow you to choose the most suitable orthodontic option for your lifestyle and personality.
For more information on braces and what they can do for your smile, please contact Dr. Owens and Dr. Hairston at Art of Dentistry in Danville, VA. Call (434) 792-0700 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!