Having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment is essential to your dental health, as your dentist may have explained. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches, as well as face and neck pain. You can help prevent these dental problems from occurring by seeking orthodontic treatment. Of course, the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment is an improved appearance. No matter what your age, a beautiful smile will make you feel more attractive and confident.
How Orthodontic Appliances Work
Orthodontic appliances can be made of various materials. They apply a light gentle force to the teeth over a period of time that moves them through bone and into alignment. At Robinson & Ries, we will customize a treatment plan that will best fit your specific needs to create a beautiful and healthy smile.