Ann Arbor, MI
While you hear about the art of straightening teeth all the time, many people do not understand why orthodontics are so important.Embree Dentistry's orthodontics are state of the art, and we have the best technology to keep your teeth strong as can be. We are also here to educate, and to make sure you know that there are many benefits to straightening your teeth, more so than just cosmetically pleasing effects. Straight teeth indeed prove to enhance a smile’s radiance, but it also goes a long way regarding health of your mouth as well. Here is how.
What Does Orthodontics Mean Exactly?
Orthodontics is the technical name given to how we treat irregularities when it comes to teeth and the jaw, generally focusing on their alignment. This does not only include the cosmetic benefits of straight teeth. Working on straightening your teeth can indeed improve your smile and it can also cause certain other benefits. Your swallowing and breathing can be improved significantly. Overbite, underbite, and cross bite can be eliminated. Issues with spacing can be solved so your teeth can remain healthy. It can also help with how you chew your food, eliminating damaging compensation habits. Finally, it can help with your speech patterns as well. The aesthetic pleasure that comes from straight teeth is wonderful, but the health benefits are much better.
Does Orthodontics Include More Than Just Braces?
Braces are the primary institution that orthodontics are known for, but there are other methods of straightening teeth as well. There are variations of braces such as Invisalign. There are also other methods and procedures that an orthodontist must also perform such as tooth extraction. They also work with space maintainers, bumpers for lips and cheeks, early orthodontics, the work with repositioning jaws, and finally retainers and other headgear. They work to realign teeth, but also to prevent further problems from developing over time. They do oral surgery to keep crowded teeth from crowding again and to maintain previously done procedures.
How Often Should I Go?
Once you start going to the orthodontist, you will develop a timetable for your specific needs. This timetable could be anything from visits every 4 weeks, to 6 months. Maybe less, maybe more. This also depends if you are undergoing active treatment or if the orthodontist is simply monitoring changes in your teeth or jaw. Discuss the timetable with your orthodontist to address specific concerns.
Embree Dentistry is well known for their excellence in orthodontics. If you think that you could benefit from some realigning, gear, or spacing, schedule a visit today and we will get your mouth on the right track for success. We are here to help with all your crowding, eating, and cosmetic needs. Our teams are more than willing to discuss treatment options for whatever your needs are. We have the experience, expertise, and top-notch technology to make your smile as bright as can be, with as little hassle and discomfort as possible. Give Embree Dentistry a call at (734) 973-0000!