Do you shy away from big, teeth-showing smiles in photos? Is it due to a bad bite? If so, then you might want to see an orthodontist or dentofacial orthopedic specialist. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that addresses the problem of incorrect alignment of teeth and jaws by using various treatments. It is the management of your teeth and how they move. Dentofacial orthopedics, alternatively, manages the facial growth and development. Together, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics make up one of nine specialties certified by the American Dental Association.
When to See an Orthodontic Specialist
Teeth shift over time, and if you have a well-established dental problem from childhood, then you might want to see an orthodontist. Technology advances and new forms of treatment make it possible now to treat adult teeth. Regardless if you have crowding teeth, a gap between teeth, a crossbite, open bite, overbite, or underbite, there are new forms of braces and retainers that can help you to ensure you receive your best smile.
Contact an Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Specialist Today
At Southern Oaks Dental Care, we provide our clients with exceptional care and straightforward treatment recommendations. Our location in Beaumont is convenient and accessible. Contact us today to learn more about what we can provide to you.
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