Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the correction of teeth positions. Proper teeth positioning makes not only for a beautiful aesthetic but also for the proper functioning of the teeth, while you are chewing or speaking. Although patients are usually more concerned about aesthetics, the teeth function is much more affected by its bad positions.

What does it mean if your teeth are not positioned properly?

Nature made our mouth works like one complicated system. If something is wrong in that system, the whole system is suffering. Our teeth have a certain size and shape so they can function properly. Each tooth has its place in our chewing system. Chewing force is transferring from the teeth to the jaw bone. If the tooth does not fit correctly in the bone, then this force affects it incorrectly and this leads to a series of problems.

The consequence of the incorrect transferring of the force on the tooth are:

  • Tooth decay

  • Gums inflammation

  • Gums recession

  • Loss of the bone

  • Loose tooth

  • Tooth extraction

If you want to prevent all of the bad consequences, we advise you to come to Life Smile Dental by Dr. Navarreteat (305) 558-6832 or request an appointment through this page. With the detailed checkup and analysis, we will propose to you which of the orthodontics methods is the best in your case. After the finished treatment, you will have healthy teeth, which are properly participating in chewing and speaking and you will have a beautiful smile.

What options do you have?

Braces are the most common and most effective method for correcting teeth. With braces, it is possible to correct almost all irregularities. What patients are most concerned about when it comes to having braces put on their teeth is oral hygiene. When you have a braces put on your teeth at our dental office, we fully prepare you on how to take care of them afterward. After a few days, this will become your routine.

Invisalign is a newer teeth correcting method and it consists of carrying thin see-through trays on your teeth. These trays are removable and you can take them off to eat ant to wash your teeth a few times a day. This is a comfortable and excellent aesthetic solution for straightening teeth. This method has its limitations; it is not possible to correct all irregularities with Invisalign. How to find out if you are the right candidate for dental correction with Invisalign? Contact Life Smile Dental by Dr. Navarreteat (305) 558-6832 or request an appointment through this page.

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