Do you love your smile? If not, you are one of many people out there who suffer from orthodontic conditions that cause feelings of self-consciousness. Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Arizona provides common orthodontic treatments to help you achieve a smile that is straighter, healthier, functional, and attractive. When you seek orthodontic treatment, you can boost your confidence and love your smile again!
What Are Some Common Orthodontic Treatments?
Specialists are available to provide common orthodontic treatments that help correct a variety of aesthetic and health-related conditions. Some common orthodontic conditions include overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites.
Common treatments available include braces and other straightening systems, tooth extraction, and surgery. To learn more about these conditions and the common orthodontic treatments available, consult with your dentist or one of our orthodontic specialists.
An overbite, or upper front teeth protrusion, is a dental condition characterized by the upper front teeth extending outward over the lower front teeth.
Early life habits or genetics may cause this orthodontic issue, and sometimes an overbite can cause the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. Common orthodontic treatments available for this condition include braces or other straightening systems.
An underbite is a dental condition characterized by lower teeth extending outward, farther than the upper front teeth. When an underbite occurs, the lower front teeth will sit in front of the upper front teeth, giving a “bulldog-like” appearance.
Different factors can create an underbite, including early life habits, genetics, injury, and tumors. The most common orthodontic treatments for this issue include braces or other straightening systems and tooth extraction. Specialists may recommend surgery for severe cases.
An open bite is a dental condition characterized by the upper and lower front teeth not overlapping correctly. This orthodontic issue often causes problems with chewing.
Some common causes for this condition include sucking on a thumb or pacifier, tongue thrusting, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), or skeletal problems in the jaw. The most common orthodontic treatments available for this issue include behavioral modification, braces or other straightening systems, and surgery.
A crossbite is a genetic dental condition where the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, resulting in tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth. The most common orthodontic treatments available for this condition include braces and other straightening systems.
Why Is It Important to Treat Orthodontic Conditions?
If untreated, orthodontic conditions may negatively impact the jaw and proper dental function. When the teeth become misaligned, it can affect their general appearance and proper dental functioning, which can create discomfort when you chew and make teeth more difficult to clean.
When you cannot clean your teeth properly, plaque buildup can occur, leading to a variety of physical and psychological health issues, including heart disease and stress.
Contact a Specialist Today!
Want to learn more about common orthodontic treatments available? The first step to correcting orthodontic issues is speaking with a specialist. Contact Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics today and schedule your consultation! Our professional staff proudly serves you with locations across Arizona in Chandler, Gilbert, Globe, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Drs. Rollins and Petersen are committed to helping you achieve the smile you desire!