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Straighten Up and Chew Right

Orthodontics is for far more than just a pretty smile

When teeth and jaws do not line up properly (a condition known as a malocclusion), dental problems may be caused that are more serious than you might think. Without the proper biting position, your mouth is more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth can break more easily and are more likely to trap food particles.

There's a good chance that you may have inherited the problem. You might have your mother's small jaw and your father's big teeth, resulting in little space to fit them all in.

Skeletal malocclusion, the most common type, is when one jaw has not grown properly to line up with the other jaw. Dental malocclusion describes the condition where individual teeth are crowded, out of line, or spread out. Orthodontics can offer a solution to both situations. Drs Gautihier, Mollot, Kindrat, and Archer will assess the nature and condition of your misaligned teeth, and talk to you about what type of orthodontic treatment can work for you.

Types of orthodontic treatment include removable appliances as well as bands, brackets, wires, and elastics that attach to your teeth and place gentle pressure on them, guiding them into their proper position. Invisalign(invisible braces) are also a good option for patients who don't want to wear bands or brackets. Most procedures take 1-3 years, followed by a period of time when you'll wear a retainer to maintain the new position of your teeth.

The result is properly aligned teeth that work together as they should. Because your teeth will work for you for a lifetime, it's a short period of time to invest to create a strong and healthy smile.  Book your consultation today!

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