Do you know the difference between a dental visit, and a visit for orthodontic treatment? In many cases, they may take place in the same offices, but when a dental professional talks about orthodontics, the discussion will be about the positioning of your teeth, and the way your teeth and jaw interact. An orthodontic care consultation will focus on if treatment is needed, and what methods will best bring your teeth into proper alignment for a smile that has good health, and good looks as well.

Orthodontics for A Better Bite

When teeth do not meet properly, it is termed “bad bite” or “malocclusion.” This condition causes uneven stresses on the jaw and teeth. Braces are an orthodontic solution to give a patient a better bite by slowly shifting teeth (even those that are severely misaligned) into better positions.

Orthodontics for a More Attractive Smile

Not every crooked tooth is a cause for health concern. However, there are cosmetic reasons for orthodontic treatment. Clear braces (ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires) are almost invisible when applied to the teeth. Other cosmetic orthodontic solutions include MTM Clear Aligners, and custom-crafted Invisalign trays.

Orthodontics for Better Health

In some cases, the malocclusion is significant enough that the daily acts of biting and chewing can be affected. This might mean valuable nutrients are not consumed in adequate amounts. Even if nutritional intake is sufficient, it may mean stress during meal times, or opting out of social interactions all together. Braces can make correct then teeth and bite, to make mealtime a better experience.

There Are Orthodontics Options That Will Work for You

If you have questions about braces and other orthodontic treatments, we can help. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.