When your smile needs more than basic cleaning, our dentist in Ahwatukee may recommend braces or Invisalign®. These treatments can help improve the appearance of your teeth while also correcting functional issues that could negatively affect your oral health.
Whether you just need minor adjustments or your bite is significantly misaligned, we can help you get the beautiful teeth you’ve been wanting.
When patients visit their dentist for a general checkup, they may be asked if they’d like to have their teeth cleaned, as well as speak with the dentist in Ahwatukee about their oral health goals for the year ahead. For patients who have been putting off getting braces for some time, the new year is the perfect time to finally take the plunge and get the smile they’ve always wanted. Here are some of the things that traditional metal or ceramic braces can treat or improve in a patient’s smile:
Crowding: If there are a lot of overlapping teeth in the mouth, it can cause the teeth to become crooked over time. This crowding can lead to tooth decay because the patient has a hard time cleaning between the gaps. Braces can align the teeth properly and eliminate any excessive spaces.
Gaps between Teeth: If there are large gaps between the teeth, it can detract from the appearance of the smile and weaken the tooth structure. Braces can help close the gaps so that both aesthetics and health are improved.
Overbites: An overbite is when the lower front teeth stick out further than the upper front teeth. Patients who suffer from an overbite may experience pain and have trouble biting into certain types of foods. Braces can be used to bring the upper and lower jaw together to correct the bite so that the patient doesn’t have trouble eating or speaking in the future.
Crossbites: A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth and lower jaw do not meet correctly. It can cause wear to the teeth and lead to TMJ disorders. Braces can be used to adjust the alignment of the teeth to prevent them from coming together improperly and causing more harm than good.
Misaligned Jaws: When the jaws don’t meet properly, it can lead to an uncomfortable resting position for patients. The jaw should be aligned so that it can move comfortably up and down when opening and closing the mouth. Braces help move the jaws into place so that patients have a healthy bite.
At Trusmile Now!, we are happy to see adult patients at our practice who are motivated to improve their smiles with orthodontic treatment. We understand that many adults may feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the appearance of their teeth, but we would love to help them transform their smiles. With a variety of treatment options available, including Invisalign clear aligners and traditional metal braces, you are sure to find an option that is right for you. We would be happy to discuss all of your options with you to help you determine which treatment will best meet your needs and lifestyle.
To learn more about dental services or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, you can call us from your nearest location or make a visit to our office closer to your convenient location. We will be happy to assist you further.
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