Riverside, CA dentist offers orthodontic care for patients

For most patients, orthodontic treatment may be a helpful way to improve your smile’s symmetry. Braces or Invisalign can be used to adjust your teeth, correct overcrowding, or target poor spacing. However, orthodontic care offers several more benefits as well. Today, your Riverside Dental Group team is here to explore the many benefits that this specialty can offer.

Phase One Treatment For Kids

If your child has reached the age of seven years old, it’s time to bring them in for an alignment consultation. During this visit, the team will examine their oral cavity and assess the development of their smile. We recommend this at this age because most of their baby teeth have been lost and the permanent structures will be erupting soon. Phase one treatment can help ensure that their jaw develops properly and may decrease the amount of time necessary to wear braces. If you are an adult starting the orthodontic process, this step will not be required. Instead, you will have a consultation with your team about your concerns and begin braces or Invisalign.

Improve Long Term Oral Hygiene

Aside from improving your smile’s appearance, orthodontic care can also improve your oral hygiene. When your teeth are overcrowded or crooked, it can be difficult to thoroughly brush and floss. This may result in more cavities and an increased risk of gum diseases. By straightening out your teeth, you may be able to perform your oral hygiene routine with more ease and have a decreased chance of cavities. If you have an overbite or underbite, braces may be able to help with this as well. This can help improve symptoms of TMJ and better the function of your smile.

Better Chewing Ability And Speech Clarity

If your teeth are crowded or have large gaps between them, it may be difficult to chew certain foods. This can cause problems for your digestive health. Once your alignment has been corrected, you may notice that you are able to chew with more ease. This can also help you better digest your food, which can contribute to your overall well-being. A straight smile can also help you speak more clearly. Before starting the orthodontic process, you will have a consultation with your team to go over your concerns and estimate the length of treatment. Adults patients may be eligible for more discreet options like Invisalign or clear braces.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More

Call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location today to schedule a consultation with our team.

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 (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.