Straight teeth are one of the most highly sought after physical attributes in the American society. Straight teeth are beautiful and can add balance to the facial features. While straight teeth are most certainly attractive, they also contribute to optimal oral health. Orthodontic treatment is the dental science of repositioning the teeth into proper alignment with a proper bite. This movement is achieved with braces, retainers, spacers, and other mechanisms. Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Comprehensive orthodontics is the solution used for the alignment of the teeth, correcting the function of the jaws, and aligning the top and bottom teeth so that they fit together properly. The goal of comprehensive orthodontics is to correct the identified problem and restore the bite to its optimum position and functionality. Treatment often begins in young children, even before all of their permanent teeth have come in. This early treatment is designed to correct issues as soon as they become apparent in order to prevent serious orthodontic treatment in the future. Comprehensive orthodontics in children gently expands and reshapes a young mouth in order to manipulate the proper positioning of the erupting permanent teeth. A retainer is often used once braces have been removed in order to maintain the proper position of the teeth.
Comprehensive orthodontics is also a great option for adults. Those who suffer from headaches, earaches, dizziness, and neck pain are often surprised to learn that the source of the problem can be the misalignment of their teeth. Comprehensive orthodontics can be used to correct the bite in order to alleviate symptoms, improve function, improve comfort, and reduce the damage that stress can cause on the teeth.
Dr. Sulaiman Shaltoni, DDS, and the entire staff at Winding Ridge Dentistry are committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and beauty through comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about our orthodontic treatments and how they can help you achieve your best smile.