You may think that if you come to see us twice a year, that's all you need to do. However, you may need more help for your mouth than a dental checkup can do. We can do wonders for your smile, but you may need additional help. You may need treatment with orthodontia to make sure that you continue to have a healthy smile. If you have problems chewing, or you can't bite down without feeling pain, or you notice you have constant jaw pain, you may need help from orthodontics. We want you to have a great, straight smile for the rest of your life. Let All About Orthodontics® take a minute to tell you about orthodontics.
In the past, people didn't seem to be concerned with the way their teeth looked. At the time, there were a lot more important things to worry about. Instead, people were more concerned with feeding their families and working from dawn to dusk. It wasn't until we really began to study it that we found why some people keep their teeth for longer than others. One reason we found that people could keep their teeth for a long time was because their teeth were better aligned than others. We noticed that if people had orthodontia to fix and realign teeth, they were able to keep their teeth for longer. We began to use orthodontics as a way to help people bite and chew - and even talk - pain-free.
What Happens in Orthodontic Treatment?
First, we need to see whether you need orthodontic treatment. We will do a consultation with you, and we'll look at x-rays, 3D models, and even photos so that we can see how your teeth have progressed over the years. We'll examine your mouth, and focus on your jaw, how your bite pattern looks, and your teeth. We'll check your tooth spacing, and look to see if teeth are overcrowded. Once we take a really good look at your mouth, if we think that you will need orthodontic treatment, we'll develop a treatment plan for you. Our treatment plan will plot out your needs, and approximately how long it will take to treat your mouth. We may be able to offer you a lot of suggestions for how to address your problem. We might suggest dental appliances, braces, aligners, or other methods for fixing your mouth.
Why Do People Need Orthodontics?
Many people want orthodontics because they have looked at their teeth, and they don't like what they see. However, orthodontia is not just about how teeth look cosmetically. It is also about making sure your mouth works appropriately. When your mouth works properly, you can chew and bite down more easily. You also will feel more confident with the way you smile or speak. Most importantly, orthodontics works to make sure that you keep your smile for your lifetime.
Are you concerned with the way your smile works? Do you think that you might need to have someone look at your teeth? If you do, give All About Orthodontics® a call at us at 586-999-8818 for Warren, MI location or at 734-999-4774 for Southgate, MI location.