Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth, align the bite and correct issues which can affect everyday tasks like eating or thoroughly cleaning your teeth. Luckily, your Urbana and Frederick, MD orthodontist at Pearlfection Dentistry can help you find the best course of treatment for your smile to help you look and feel great. Find out more about the importance of orthodontics with Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Pratik Patel, Dr. Brian Chang, Dr. Amadeus Lopez and Drs. Jennifer and Melanie Smith.
What can orthodontic treatment do for me?
Orthodontics focus on treating irregularities in the alignment of the teeth and jaw. Orthodontic treatment is performed by an orthodontist, who goes through the same education process as a standard dentist, plus several years of continued education to earn their orthodontist title. Orthodontics treat several dental issues related to the teeth and jaw, including:
- misaligned teeth
- overcrowded teeth
- under crowded teeth
- open bite
The Importance of Orthodontics
The most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is its aesthetic result of a straight, beautiful smile. However, orthodontics benefit your smile in many other ways as well. Overcrowded or overlapped teeth create tiny spaces which your toothbrush’s bristles or floss may not reach. Straightening the teeth eliminates these small spaces, making brushing and flossing more effective. Additionally, orthodontics align the bite along with the teeth, making chewing and eating more efficient and, in some situations, easier. Orthodontic treatment can also help relieve the symptoms of jaw-related conditions like TMJ disorder.
Orthodontic Treatment in Urbana and Frederick, MD
When it comes to choosing the right step forward into orthodontic treatment for you, you have several different options. When you hear the word “braces” you probably picture traditional metal braces, with metal brackets and wires affixed to the teeth. However, you can also choose from less obvious options like ceramic braces or Invisalign’s clear plastic aligner trays. Your orthodontist can help you determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you at a consultation.
For more information on orthodontic treatment, please contact Dr. Lawson, Dr. Stringer, Dr. Patel, Dr. Chang, Dr. Lopez and Drs. Jennifer and Melanie Smith. Call (301) 663-5550 to schedule your appointment with your dentist in Urbana and Frederick, MD today!