Orthodontic treatments are a specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. Orthodontic problems must be diagnosed before treatment can begin. Certain problems can be a result of genetic and environmental factors. Orthodontic treatments are highly successful and today’s technology offers more options than ever before.
To make informed decisions about your personal orthodontic treatment, proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions. Beautiful smiles, improved oral health, and an enhanced quality of life are the results of orthodontic treatment.
Common Problems Needing Orthodontic Treatments
Dr. Bright corrects a wide variety of common dental problems including:
- Underbite: The lower teeth protrude further than the upper teeth causing the chin to look prominent. Learn about underbite correction.
- Overbite: The upper teeth protrude further than or completely cover the lower teeth. Learn about overbite correction.
- Crossbite: Some of the upper teeth may close inside the lower teeth rather than on the outside. Learn about crossbite correction.
- Crowding: Insufficient room on the arch causes adult teeth to erupt incorrectly and become rotated. Learn about crowded teeth treatment.
- Spacing: Visible excessive space caused by missing teeth or a ratio of jaw to teeth size. Learn about teeth spacing treatment (also called diastema braces).
- Protrusion: The upper teeth extend too far forward or lower teeth not extended enough. Learn about protruded teeth correction.
- Openbite: The upper and lower incisor teeth do not touch when the jaw is closed. Learn about openbite correction.
- Excessive gingival display: The appearance of excessive gingiva (gums) to tooth ratio. Learn about gummy smile treatment.
Dr. Bright has extensive training in orthodontic services for treating and correcting orthodontic irregularities. Schedule your orthodontic consultation to start the journey to a more confident and healthy smile as well as avoid additional dental and health problems that can occur when problems are left untreated.