Some people are fortunate enough to have naturally straight teeth and an aligned bite, while others may not be as lucky. For patients with imperfect smiles, we offer specialized orthodontic treatments that correct and prevent tooth or bite misalignment and other dental abnormalities to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
When Is Orthodontic Treatment Necessary?
There are many dental issues we can correct with orthodontic treatment, such as:
- Bite Issues
Crowding, crossbite, overbite, and underbite are all bite problems that can be fixed with orthodontic treatments.
- Breathing Problems
Orthodontic procedures can help solve your breathing problems when they are caused by teeth misalignment and not by other issues like a deviated septum.
- Extra Teeth
Some patients have one or several additional teeth that push the other teeth out of alignment. Orthodontics can fix this issue by shifting the teeth into their proper positions and removing the unnecessary extra teeth.
If you have significant space between your front teeth, orthodontic treatments can close the gap and give you a more attractive smile.
- Accident-Related Issues
If you are a professional athlete or have been involved in an accident that caused dental problems like a fractured jaw, orthodontic procedures can help restore your oral functionality and your smile.
- Speech Problems
If you have trouble speaking properly due to jawbone misalignment, an overcrowded mouth, or abnormal tooth size, orthodontic treatments can be of great help. Braces or clear aligners will push your teeth into their correct positions, making your speech clearer.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Some of the most significant benefits of orthodontic treatments include:
- They improve oral functionality, including chewing and speaking
- They make it easier to clean and maintain your teeth
- They prevent or relieve headaches, neck pain, back pain, and TMJ disorders
- They improve your self-confidence
- They maintain your oral health and prevent issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss
Orthodontic Treatments at North Alabama Smiles
Surgical orthodontics includes procedures like corrective jaw surgery that is performed when a patient’s abnormal jaw structure prevents them from speaking or chewing correctly.
Braces straighten and align the teeth to help fix gapped and crooked teeth or correct an individual’s bite. They are used both for practical and cosmetic purposes and are one of the most common orthodontic treatments.
Clear aligners are made from acrylic. They are customized based on the shape of your natural teeth and use gentle pressure to relocate the teeth and realign your bite.
For the best orthodontic treatments in Arab, Alabama, contact North Alabama Smiles. You can find us at 55 Golfview Dr NE #5467, Arab, AL 35016, or call us at (256) 586-8100.