Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Improperly positioned teeth can lead to dental health problems, so it’s important to add a visit to the orthodontist to your healthcare routine.
Here at Loudon Pediatric Dentistry, we are proud to offer our clients the best and most up-to-date orthodontic services.
While orthodontics can be considered mostly cosmetic, it is important to fix problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide. They can also be hard to clean, leading to cavities and other problems down the line.
The goal in treating problem teeth is to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to close any gaps between teeth and to make sure the teeth all line up correctly. Sometimes teeth are crooked and need to be straightened. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a client’s speech in some cases.
How can these problems be fixed? Braces are the most common treatment, though we also treat our clients with headgear, plates, and more.
For more information or to request an appointment, contact us today at (703) 665-4955. We are happy to answer your questions.