A beautiful smile is the most valuable thing a person can wear anywhere, anytime. The beauty of a smile blooms to its fullest when the teeth are properly aligned. People with improperly aligned teeth often cover their mouth when laughing or smiling, or cause them to simply avoid smiling all together.
Risks from misaligned teeth
Improperly positioned teeth can cause a number of problems. They may include not only cosmetic issues but also cross bites, open bites, malocclusion and crowding. This may create other problems which are more dangerous and require attention.
- Problems in speech
- Tooth wear
- Pain in facial muscles
- Pain in joints
- Biting and chewing problems
- Gum problems due to the difficulty of cleaning overlapping teeth
Orthodontic treatment is aimed at correcting the errors in the position of your teeth. At Smiles of Dental Arts we can treat crooked teeth with braces or Invisalign. Invisalign uses thin, clear plastic shields to gently nudge the teeth into the correct alignment. Our general dentists treat malocclusion cases using dental braces and other orthodontic appliances. The treatment may take about 12 months or more depending on the complexity of the malocclusion. If you have a question regarding an orthodontic problem, speak to our dentist in Cudahy, California
All dental services at our office are offered by our dentist.