Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals directly with correcting the teeth that are not positioned properly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not align together correctly can be at risk for decay and gum disease because they are harder to keep clean. Moreover, misaligned teeth can cause unwanted stress on the jaw or chewing muscles, leading to headaches, TMJ, shoulder, neck and back pain. Furthermore, crooked teeth can also take away from your appearance, causing poor self-esteem, especially among teens and young adults. There are many benefits associated with orthodontics. From a healthier smile and mouth to fixing flaws that can increase your appearance, orthodontics can ensure your teeth and smile last a lifetime.

To determine if you or a family member needs orthodontics, visiting with the experienced staff at DeSoto Dental can help. We specialize in offering our patients dental solutions, including Invisalign and ClearCorrect as orthodontic options. Other indicators that you may need orthodontics are; overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, misplaced midline, poor spacing or crowding. Visiting with our professional dental team can help you determine if orthodontic repair is needed.

Orthodontics Treatment

Orthodontic treatments are meant to move teeth into a more satisfying, healthier position. This is done by retraining your muscles that affect the growth of the jaw. There are many options for patients who need orthodontics, but the most common is braces. Often, people assume that orthodontics is just braces, but it is much more. Orthodontic appliances can range from metal or ceramic braces or more advanced options such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Treatment duration depends on a variety of factors, including severity of the dental problem and the growth of the patients' mouth. Each option is meant to correct teeth alignment, giving patients a path to obtaining a healthy and beautiful smile. We strive to make misaligned teeth a thing of the past, providing all of our patients with optimal oral health. If you or a family member needs braces, understanding your options can help.

DeSoto Dental is proud to provide patients with both Invisalign and ClearCorrect as orthodontic options. For more information about our many orthodontic treatments and options, click on the links below or contact our office today to schedule an appointment.