Straightening your smile and Improving your bite with braces
A common specialty of dentistry, orthodontics is the study and treatment of improper bites, or malocclusions. There can be a variety of reasons why this treatment is necessary, including teeth that grow in an un-natural or crooked manner, jaw alignments that aren’t proportional, or any number of other irregularities in the mouth.
Orthodontics or braces are a way to provide a short term treatment that provides long term results, giving you a nearly perfect smile, bringing your teeth into harmony and correcting any functional problems with your bite. Straight teeth are important for several reasons, not just cosmetic ones. We all want a beautiful smile and having straight front teeth is a key factor in a beautiful smile. But straight teeth are also important for proper health and function. Not only can crooked teeth be a problem cosmetically, but they also can make it easier for harmful bacteria to build up in between the teeth or under the gum line, where it is difficult to remove with brushing.
What types of orthodontic braces are available?
Metal braces are the gold standard in orthodontic treatment, but they are by no means the only option to straighten your teeth.
Dr. Kozina and his professional staff, with two convenient Lake County IL office locations, offers several different treatment options to perfect your smile. Today’s orthodontics or “braces”, as they are commonly referred to, are lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be worn for a shorter period of time in many cases. There are options that are practically invisible, with clear braces becoming more and more popular. Many people think that dental braces are only for children or teenagers, but actually, more and more adults are turning to Den-Care Smile Center to straighten their teeth.
Is Orthodontic treatment with braces right for me?
The first step towards determining if orthodontics or braces are a viable solution for your dental health needs is to consult with Dr. Kozina and see which of the treatment options would work best for you. The right orthodontic treatment will often depend on a variety of factors, including what is causing the malocclusion in the first place, how extensive it is, and the age of the patient. In some cases, a simple retainer worn at night will be the extent of the treatment, while others will need a more extensive treatment program.