We all want to feel confident and secure in our daily lives so we can tackle the challenges the modern world throws at us. If you don’t have straight teeth, your reluctance to smile or speak can profoundly affect your personal and professional life. Having a dependable Orthodontics to get your teeth straight will help you feel better about your smile and increase your oral health.
At Charming Smiles of La Quinta, our Orthodontics helps people of all ages correct their crowded or misaligned teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Does an Orthodontics Do?
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, positioning, and correcting malocclusions. Malocclusions refer to teeth or jaws that don’t line up properly. Some of the most common types of malocclusions are:
- Overcrowding: When patients’ teeth don’t have enough space, they squeeze up against each other and become crooked.
- Spacing: When there is too much space between a patient’s teeth, they will drift and crowd over time rather than hold each other in place.
- Overbite: When a patient’s upper front teeth come too far over their bottom teeth, it can cause them to bite into the gums or the roof of the mouth.
- Underbite: When the bottom front teeth sit forward in front of the upper teeth, they can lead to chewing and speaking problems.
At Charming Smiles of La Quinta, our Orthodontics has years of training and experience in this field, enabling him to treat each patient’s malocclusion for a bright, beautiful smile and a healthy bite.
What Are the Problems Caused by Crooked Teeth?
When someone has crooked or crowded teeth, it becomes harder to keep them clean. The buildup of tartar and plaque over time increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Some of the other issues caused by malocclusions are:
- Broken teeth
- Jaw pain
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty chewing
- Speech problems
- Breathing issues
What Will Happen During My First Orthodontics Visit?
The first thing the Orthodontics must do is diagnose the problem. Some malocclusions are genetic, while others are due to behavioral or environmental factors. Diagnosing orthodontic issues is a simple and painless procedure in which your doctor will use photography, dental impressions, and x-rays to determine the cause and most effective solution to the problem.
Contact Our La Quinta Office Today
There’s no reason you have to be ashamed of your smile or go through life with chronic mouth pain. If you think you may need braces, a retainer, or some other tooth-straightening appliance, our Orthodontics is here to help. At Charming Smiles of La Quinta, our staff dedicates themselves to providing each patient with a stress-free experience and maximum comfort.
Call our La Quinta, CA, office at (760) 354-8376 to schedule an appointment today!