Everyone deserves to have the healthiest smile possible. That can mean something different for each person. That’s why we provide effective and unique orthodontic solutions here at Boulder County Smiles.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is, simply put, the field of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Some very common orthodontic problems include crooked teeth, underbites, overbites, tooth overcrowding, tooth impaction, wide spacing, or crossbites.
An orthodontic treatment aims to heal these types of malocclusions, usually through the use of various dental appliances such as braces, clear aligners, or retainers. In very severe cases, this can even include oral surgery.
Benefits of Orthodontics
If you suffer from any of the above-listed types of misalignment/dental structure issues, then you may notice difficulty in a number of areas.
Cavities| Teeth that are not properly spaced from each other run the risk of trapping extra bacteria and food particles in hard-to-clean places. This increases the occurrence of cavities and gum disease.
Everyday Function| When teeth do not line up properly, biting, chewing, and clear speaking can become much more difficult than they need to be.
Impaction| Impaction is a term used when teeth don’t properly grow straight up out of the gum line. This is common with wisdom teeth, and it is nearly always the result of overcrowding. Too many teeth in a small space can cause them to grow in random directions.
TMJ Disorders| Alignment problems can also put severe stress on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is located on either side of your face. This not only causes joint pain, but it can also result in muscle tension, lockjaw, or chronic migraines.
Tooth Damage| If there is a pronounced enough misalignment of the jaw or bite, it is common for some of the crooked teeth to rub together or butt up against other teeth. This wears out teeth much faster than normal, and this misalignment can result in broken or damaged tooth enamel.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Here at Boulder County Smiles, we can offer effective and permanent fixes for any of the dental problems listed above. Take a look at our service pages to read more about how we can heal misaligned or crooked teeth with:
Contact Us Today
Orthodontics can be life-changing, and that’s what we aim to keep doing: changing lives. We do this by not only providing the residents of Boulder County, CO with individualized treatment plans, but to also provide as many different high-quality options as we can. From braces of all types to ALF appliances, we’ll make sure you get the treatment that’s right for you.
If you have any questions about our orthodontic options, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to talk you through any procedure and to schedule an appointment here in our Lafayette office.