Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten teeth and move them into a better position. As permanent teeth grow in, many times they end up crooked, overcrowded, or even with too much space. The specialist that can help you correct those teeth to improve your overall smile is an orthodontist. We can provide that care at Westtown Dental Care for patients in Chester County, Glen Mills, West Chester, PA, and the surrounding areas. Orthodontic treatment is beneficial because it will provide you or your child with a healthier mouth and a more pleasing smile.
How do I know if I need Orthodontic Treatment? Consult Westtown Dental Care if you think you or your child may need orthodontic treatment. We will be able to determine if you need any treatment and what type of plan would suit you best. A few reasons why you would need an orthodontist to give you a more beautiful and healthy smile include crowding, spacing or gaps between the teeth, an overbite or an underbite, a crossbite, an open bite, or a misplaced midline. We use special diagnostic tools, the latest technology, and the best materials to decide what would be right for you
What are the different types of treatment?
There are a variety of treatments used to give you or your child a smile fit for a king (or queen).
- Metal or Clear Braces – Braces are the most common method of teeth-straightening treatment used by an orthodontist although other treatments are now gaining much more popularity.
- Invisalign – Many people are now using Invisalign because they find it more comfortable than braces (no metal or wires!) and most people cannot even tell that you’re wearing the clear aligner. If you’re seeking an Invisalign dentist in Chester County, PA, and other local areas, we’d like to help!
- Dental Implants – Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are used to fill in the gaps to keep teeth straight in the future. We provide dental implants in Paoli, PA, as well as the surrounding areas, for patients who want to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Although we recommend getting braces or another type of orthodontic treatment while young, it is never too late to straighten out your teeth. We provide some of the best treatment out of any orthodontist so that you can have a gorgeous smile and the confidence to go with it. If you live in Glen Mills, Chester County, West Chester, PA, or any other local areas, consult Westtown Dental Care for the orthodontic treatment you’ve been waiting for!
Traditional braces have been around for years. They are the standard dentistry tool among patients looking to straighten their smile. Today’s contemporary braces are made of exceptionally strong metals as they need to be able to stand the test of time and pressure while they are on your teeth.
Many people are afflicted with bruxism, the clenching of teeth. Some people may do this consciously during the day, but it is a larger problem at night while asleep. This is called nocturnal bruxism. Grinding your teeth can damage enamel, wear down your teeth, cause jaw pain, and irritate your gums.
The temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in front of the ear on either side of your head. TMJ disorders occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control moving and chewing with the lower jaw.