at Riverside Dental Group can offer complete comprehensive dentistry and orthodontics all under the same roof. If you (or your son or daughter) are presenting with misalignments and malocclusions an orthodontist will be able to straighten you out. Orthodontic specialists put their time in to become educated, and they perform an extended orthodontic residency to develop their expertise. There are many reasons to consider making the commitment to braces of some sort, and we’ll delve further into that topic in today’s blog.

Straight Teeth Make for a Healthier Mouth

There are compelling pros for orthodontics that go far beyond the way your teeth will look. Dental health issues can arise when teeth are crooked and/or misaligned. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a condition that can result in chronic discomfort and pain in the TMJs (jaw joints) which can be resolved by orthodontics. Crowded or crooked teeth are often difficult to keep properly clean. When teeth overlap or are so closely crowded that you can’t even get between them with dental floss, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, in spite of your diligent oral hygiene efforts.

Multiple Orthodontic Options

Your experienced orthodontists and dentists are available for all of our patient’s unique cases. Traditional metal braces, sometimes jokingly referred to as “tin grins” are still readily available and highly effective. However, more possibilities exist, so many of our patients opt for one of these other choices:

Clear ceramic braces: Very similar to traditional metal braces but less visually obvious.

Lingual braces: Orthodontics that are cemented to the inside of teeth for much less visibility.

Invisalign: Clear, removable aligners that are taken out when one eats or brushes their teeth, and are virtually invisible to the naked eye.

Riverside Dentists Can Offer On-Site Orthodontics

If you are an existing or new patient interested in orthodontic treatment, you can contact your Riverside dentists for a consultation. We would be happy to offer a solution that will work for you, no matter what age you are. We are happy to offer comprehensive dentistry for the whole family. Contact our 92506 dentist office at (951) 369-1001. We serve patients throughout Riverside County.