Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment not only improves the appearance of your smile, is also treats malocclusions (referred to as “bad bites”). Malocclusions are the irregular contact of opposing
teeth in the upper and lower jaws. This occurs as the result of tooth or jaw misalignment, and can affect the way you chew, smile, and clean your teeth; not to mention the way you feel about your appearance.
Malocclusions should be treated for various reasons. These reasons can include crowded teeth being more difficult to clean, resulting in decay and gum disease, accidental chipping resulting from protruding teeth, unfavorable growth and uneven wear due to crossbites, and speech impediments resulting from openbites.
Ultimately, orthodontics does more than create a pretty smile, it creates a healthier you!
At LifeSmiles of New Hope in Dallas, GA we offer the following services:
- Mistro System – Allow for a more rapid treatment time, and takes less time per visit and fewer appointments.
- Invisalign – System of removable, clear aligners that allows the straightening of teeth without the use of conventional braces.
- Invisalign Teen – Invisalign for teenagers allows teens to get straighter teeth without highly visible braces.
A few signs that you may need braces:
- Protruding upper teeth – An “overbite,” or protrusion of upper front teeth.
- Open bite – Having this can allow you to stick your tongue between your upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
- Crossbite – Instead of fitting outside, the upper back teeth fit inside the lower teeth.
- Over-jet or Deep bite – Upper teeth cover more than a millimeter of the lowers.
- Underbite – The lower jaw protrudes farther than the upper causing the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth.
- Spacing – Gaps between the upper and lower teeth.
- Crowding – Teeth overlap one another and “crowd” due to the lack of space.
- Front teeth alignment – The upper and lower 2 front teeth should align with one another and with the bridge of the nose. If not, the teeth have drifted or the lower jaw has shifted.
Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment regarding an orthodontic procedure! (770) 445-1314