Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Here at Tennison Orthodontics, we are proud to offer our clients the best and most up-to-date orthodontic services.
Orthodontists treat malocclusions, which are often called bad bites. This is when you bite down and your teeth do not line up correctly. We also treat crooked teeth and focus on the development of the facial bones and jaws.
While orthodontics can be considered mostly cosmetic, it is important to fix these problems for a healthy mouth. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide, thus making them hard to clean and can possibly lead to cavities and other problems down the line. Orthodontics can also improve eating and even a patient’s speech in some cases.
How can these problems be fixed? Braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign are the most common treatment, though we may also need to use additional appliances in certain cases.
If you have any questions about orthodontics, feel free to contact us today at (817) 556-2323. We would be happy to answer your questions.