There are different types of orthodontic treatments that can be used to correct your crowded or crooked teeth. Even when teeth look straight, the upper and lower teeth may not fit together properly. Braces are the most common way to correct crooked teeth and major bite (malocclusion) issues. The good news is that braces, aligners and surgical corrections will give you a healthy and beautiful smile at all ages.
Dr. Chester will explain how your teeth, jaws, gums and facial muscles work together to help you chew, speak and smile. He will also be able to answer your concerns about keeping crooked and crowded teeth clean. When teeth are in the wrong place this can lead to increased tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. An uneven bite may also interfere with chewing and speaking. It can also cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel and can lead to problems with the jaws.
Orthodontic treatment is not just for young adults – be sure to ask Dr. Chester if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment.