Is orthodontic treatment right for you? Problems with the spacing of your teeth can affect your appearance as well as your oral health. Fortunately, these problems can be left in the past when you commit to care that carefully and permanently moves teeth into their proper alignment. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can evaluate your smile and see if orthodontic treatment might be right for you. If it is, we can talk you through your different treatment options. With aligners or traditional braces, we can change the way you look, change your bite function, and even improve your ability to preserve a healthy, cavity-free smile!

Are You A Good Candidate For Orthodontic Treatment?

Is orthodontic treatment right for you? If you have teeth that are out of good alignment, a procedure can give you desired cosmetic improvements while also taking on the oral health issues caused by malocclusion. At an appointment, your dentist will closely examine your smile to see how severe your troubles with poor alignment are. After this review, we can discuss what you might gain from treatment, and we can determine if you might benefit more from conventional metal braces or aligners. In some cases, minor alignment flaws can be covered through cosmetic dental work. This approach requires some minor modifications of your tooth structure, but it can deliver the results you desire in a short time!

How Orthodontic Treatment Improves Poor Bite Function

You should not ignore the impact that malocclusion can have on your bite function. If you have trouble maintaining an even bite, you are more likely to experience issues with TMJ disorder that cause you to struggle with pain, joint stiffness, and teeth grinding. A flawed bite can also wear down certain teeth prematurely and lead to problems that require restorative dentistry, If you have ongoing issues with TMJ disorder, your dentist may suggest straightening your teeth.

Other Services That Can Hide Signs Of Malocclusion

Relatively minor issues with malocclusion may not require orthodontic treatment. What we can use instead is cosmetic dental treatment to hide gaps or overlaps that affect the way you look. One solution we offer is treatment with porcelain veneers. Custom veneers will be carefully crafted to hide the flaws that hurt your appearance. When placed, they can make your smile appear uniform while they also hide problems with wear and tear, discoloration, and more!

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Orthodontic Treatment

Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is ready to meet with you and discuss orthodontic treatment. If you have questions about straightening your teeth, or if you wish to reach one of our locations closer to you, call us at the following:

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

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.

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.