Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Here at the practice of Maryam Hashemi, DDS, we are proud to offer our customers comprehensive care and state-of-the-art orthodontic services.
Orthodontists primarily treat malocclusions, which are often referred to as bad bites. Malocclusions and misalignments can be caused by a variety of problems in the mouth, but in general can be identified by teeth not lining up correctly when biting down. We not only straighten crooked teeth, but also focus on the development of the jaw and facial bones.
While orthodontics can be considered cosmetic, it is important to fix alignment issues for overall oral health. Teeth that are crooked or do not line up are the perfect place for food and bacteria to hide and if misaligned teeth become hard to clean, it can lead to cavities and other problems down the line.
Some goals of orthodontic treatment can include:
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Straightening crooked teeth and making sure teeth all line up correctly
- Adjusting teeth to eliminate pain or discomfort from a misaligned bite
- Improvement of the bite for the purposes of eating or speech
We offer a variety of treatment options for children, teenagers and adult patients. Some of these options include traditional braces, lingual braces and Invisalign clear aligners.