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The Health Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a technique used to move or straighten teeth in order to place them in their proper positions and improve their function and appearance. It could likewise help to ensure the health of your teeth, jaw joints, and gums by distributing the biting pressure evenly across all the teeth.

A thorough consultation with one of the dentists here at the Family Dentist of Palm Beach, either in our Palm Beach or Royal Palm Beach, FL, locations, will determine your eligibility for the procedure and whether you need traditional orthodontics, Invisalign, or something else. Dr. Sunitha Sirivolu or Dr. Manoj Patel will use various diagnostic tools including a full dental and medical health history, X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth to figure out the most suitable orthodontic treatment for you.

How Can I Benefit From Orthodontic Treatment?

If you’re like lots of people who have crooked or crowded teeth, you will definitely benefit from orthodontic treatment since it will straighten your stubbornly crooked teeth and make sure that they move into their correct positions. This will also help improve how your teeth bite or come together as well as their overall appearance.

Some individuals have upper front teeth that look unsightly because they’re sticking out and these prominent teeth have an elevated risk of sustaining damage. Fortunately, orthodontics could move them to where they’re supposed to be. Or perhaps the way their lower and upper jaws come together isn’t right, causing an incorrect bite and, consequently, an odd appearance. Orthodontic treatment could likewise correct these kinds of problems that result in misaligned bites.

In addition, when your teeth don’t bite together perfectly, this can put unwarranted pressure on your jaw muscles and lead to joint and jaw issues, and in some cases, headaches. Orthodontics could help make your bite more even to eliminate the pressure and related complications.

How Do Orthodontics Work Exactly?

Different kinds of removable and fixed orthodontic appliances are utilized for guiding the teeth, retraining the muscles, and promoting correct jawbone growth. Essentially, they function by putting gentle pressure on the jaws and teeth. During your appointment with one of our dentists in our Palm Beach or Royal Palm Beach, FL, office, you’ll be given recommendations on which orthodontic treatment will be most effective for your specific condition. Generally speaking, your dentist may recommend:

  • Braces
  • Aligners such as Invisalign
  • Fixed or removable space maintainers
  • Cheek and lip bumpers
  • Jaw repositioning devices
  • Retainers
  • Palatal expanders

Whether You Need Braces, Invisalign, or Other Orthodontic Treatments, We Can Help

Contact the Family Dentist of Palm Beach to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Sunitha Sirivolu or Dr. Manoj Patel. Call (561) 795-7668 for our Royal Palm Beach, FL, office or (561) 582-1911 for our Palm Beach, FL, office.

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