If your teeth are crooked, crowded, stick out, or do not come together properly when you bite then you may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. This can include braces, retainers and behavior altering appliances.
The position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite. When your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly, it is called malocclusion. A malocclusion can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause neck and jaw muscle tension and pain. Teeth that stick out are more easily chipped or broken and are also more prone to cavities as they are more difficult to clean properly. Fixing a malocclusion not only improves your smile but also your health as it will allow you to chew your food more effectively thereby improving digestion.
Dr. Virkela has extensive experience in orthodontics and would be happy to recommend the best treatment options for you or a family member. Please call our office for a consultation to learn if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment.