Misaligned teeth or a misaligned jaw can lower your self-confidence and leave you feeling poorly about your smile. But appearance and self-esteem are not the only reasons to consider orthodontic treatment. Alignment issues like these can lead to future oral health problems that get progressively worse over time.
If you or a family member are struggling with teeth or jaw misalignment, KA Dental is here to help. We offer braces and orthodontic services in Boynton Beach, and our experienced team can help you determine the best way to treat and correct your smile.
There are many reasons why you may want to consult with an orthodontist to find out if braces are right for you, such as:
If you have teeth that populate one part of your mouth more than others, or if your teeth have large gaps between them, braces may be the solution you need. Braces can help shift and relocate crowded teeth, creating proper alignment and filling any gaps.
A misaligned bite can result in either an overbite or an underbite. If this condition goes untreated for an extended period of time, you could experience more severe jaw and oral health problems in the future. If an overbite or underbite becomes severe enough, surgery may be required to fix the problem.
While most patients seek an orthodontist for tooth problems, they can help you with jaw problems as well. A misaligned jaw can be caused by misaligned teeth, an injury, or a birth defect. If you have a misaligned jaw, sometimes braces are enough to correct the damage.
If you suffer from these or other oral health issues and are not sure if they can be corrected, KA Dental offers free consultations to determine which treatment is best for you.
From a cosmetic standpoint, braces can straighten your teeth and jaws and prevent an overbite or underbite, making you feel more confident about your smile. However, braces are useful for more than just cosmetic reasons. They can also help prevent:
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) involves the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. If you have a misaligned jaw or misaligned teeth, you could begin to develop TMJ – a condition that can be extremely painful and makes it difficult to do basic things like talk and eat. While TMJ generally arises from a misaligned jaw, it can also be what causes a misaligned jaw. Braces can help prevent or correct this before it becomes a larger problem.
Gum disease is more common in people with misaligned teeth because it is harder to keep their teeth clean. Gum disease can lead to more severe oral health issues, especially as you age. Getting your teeth aligned now can help you take better care of them, potentially preventing gum disease.
Overcrowded teeth can cause food particles to lodge between teeth in ways that they normally would not. A person who elects to forego braces despite needing them could experience excess cavities from struggling to properly clean their teeth.
Some people develop speech impediments due to misaligned teeth or a misaligned jaw. For example, their jaw may not close properly, or their tongue may have to navigate around teeth in an abnormal way. Braces can help fix gaps and overcrowding to solve these problems.
We invite you to come meet the experienced staff at KA Dental in Boynton Beach to learn more about orthodontic treatment. There are many different kinds of braces that can be used, with the two most popular options being traditional braces and Invisalign.
The majority of our patients go with these two treatment options because of their simplicity and the level of expense associated with them. Both are great options, but what is best for you will depend on the issue that needs to be corrected, the features you want, your financial situation, and other factors.
Traditional braces tend to take a bit longer, with most patients needing to wear them between 18-24 months. You will also need to visit the office occasionally to have your braces tightened and check the status of your progress.
Invisalign treatment offers a different type of experience. We will bring you into our office and mold your teeth to create a custom retainer that fits your mouth. Every few weeks or so, you will change out your aligner for another one to help your teeth and jaws align the way they should.
The Invisalign process often takes less than half the time of traditional braces. There may also be fewer issues with food particles getting stuck in your teeth since the aligner can be easily removed before eating.
We understand that everyone wants a perfect smile – yet for some, braces may put a burden on them financially. At KA Dental, we offer great financing options to fit your needs. We will work with you to select a payment plan for the best treatment for your situation while keeping your budget in mind.
Braces and other orthodontic services can be a great solution to fix any teeth and jaw issues that make you feel less confident about your smile and threaten your future oral health. Making your smile a priority and investing in orthodontic treatment now can save you from having more serious issues down the road.
If you or a family member want to improve your smile, schedule a free consultation to learn more about the braces and orthodontic services provided by KA Dental in Boynton Beach. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help you find the best possible treatment option and give you the smile you have always wanted.
Everyone deserves a great smile! To get started, call us today at (561) 933-5383.