Orthodontic Correction for Crooked Teeth

Not everyone needs orthodontic care in their lives, but when it’s necessary, the need for treatment is a pressing one. Orthodontics is the process of gently correcting the alignment of teeth that have become crooked using custom-designed braces. When your teeth aren’t aligned correctly, the visible impact on your smile’s appearance can be significant, as can the effects on your oral health and bite function.

What Is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic braces consist of carefully designed brackets that are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth and an arch wire that connects them. The arch wire provides the necessary pressure to gently guide your teeth into proper position, and allows us to control the amount of pressure that is applied throughout your treatment. Once the braces have completed their work, your teeth will be properly aligned and your bite will be able to function more comfortably.

The Need for Orthodontic Correction

The appearance of your smile is only one of the impacts that crooked teeth can have when left untreated. Tooth misalignment can also have a serious and negative impact on your ability to balance your jaw’s pressure when you bite and chew. This can lead to excessive stress on both your teeth and your jaw joints, leading to tooth damage, bruxism and TMJ disorder, and more. The longer crooked teeth are left uncorrected, the more significant these effects can become and the greater impact they can have on your oral health and quality of life.

Straighten a Misaligned Smile

The alignment of your teeth plays a significant role in your oral health and proper bite function. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain and our team, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN or Portage, IN today at 219-938-2637, or email our office at info@healthysmilesnwi.com. We proudly serve all of Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas.