Nearly everyone knows that if you want to correct crooked teeth, you will need to undergo orthodontic treatment. While we all know that a beautiful smile with straight teeth can help improve confidence, orthodontics also plays a huge role in improving oral health. At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, we take a customized approach to orthodontic treatment. We don’t focus solely on achieving straight teeth, but also on all of the other benefits of improving alignment.
Many adults come to us seeking information about Invisalign. While Invisalign is a great solution and works for many patients, we believe it is important to assess the teeth for misalignment and bite issues before recommending an orthodontic treatment. During our assessment, we will be looking for the following:
- Signs of TMD/TMJ
- Flat, chipped, or worn down teeth
- Asymmetrical facial features
- Missing teeth
- Receding gums
We will also ask patients questions about their sleep habits and any recurring pain in the neck or shoulders. The reason for all of this is bite issues can lead to problems that extend beyond the teeth.
After this evaluation, Dr. Vines will be able to recommend an orthodontic treatment that is best suited to correct your specific issues. Some patients may benefit from traditional orthodontic treatment. Others may need to have treatment to position the jaw properly. A misaligned jaw can worsen over time, leading to issues with TMD and can affect teeth.
By taking this comprehensive approach to orthodontic treatment, we can ensure our patients receive the individualized care they need and deserve. Over the years, our orthodontic treatment has helped patients with the following:
- Improved comfort and function of the jaw
- Relief from issues such as sleep apnea, teeth grinding, or clenching of the jaw
- Improved oral health
- Straighter smile
- Increased confidence
At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, we focus on all of our patients enjoying the benefits of a healthy and attractive smile. If you are ready to receive a new level of orthodontics treatment that focuses on improving overall health as well as the appearance of the smile, call us today to schedule your consultation.