Adults and mature teens can enjoy well-aligned and functional smiles by using personalized orthodontic treatment. Litchfield Dental Care in Litchfield Park, Arizona, plans your orthodontic treatment process using advanced digital scanning and 3D rendering. Transparent custom aligners make treatment discreet. Traditional braces are also available. Call Litchfield Dental Care or schedule an appointment online to start planning today.

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What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics are treatments that adjust the positioning of your teeth. Most people naturally have some crookedness to their teeth, whether minor or major. Fortunately, orthodontics can align your teeth over time to correct the problems that can come with an imbalanced bite.

Litchfield Dental Care offers the following orthodontic treatments for various types of malocclusion, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Open bite
  • Overjet
  • Crossbite

During your initial evaluation at Litchfield Dental Care, the team examines your bite. They can provide any necessary dental treatments, like fillings or root canals, before you proceed with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment requires extensive planning using sophisticated 3D software.

What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can prevent or alleviate certain problems with your teeth. Crooked or crowded teeth tend to cause issues, such as:

Tooth wear

A misaligned bite can place extra pressure on certain teeth, which causes them to wear down and become more prone to breakage than others.

Increased cavities and decay

You’re more likely to experience cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease when you have crooked or crowded teeth. They can be challenging to clean thoroughly because they overlap or are hard to reach with brushing and flossing.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

This jaw condition causes pain, headaches, jaw clicking, and locking. Your temporomandibular joints may endure damage because of a bite imbalance.

What are my options for orthodontic treatment?

Litchfield Dental Care can align your teeth for functional and aesthetic benefits using customized SureSmile® or Invisalign® treatments. SureSmile and Invisalign are systems involving transparent aligners that are harder to detect in your smile than braces.

Using digital scans and a computer-designed 3D model of your teeth, the Litchfield Dental Care team designs every step of your treatment program. You receive a series of clear aligners that fit over your teeth perfectly, gradually aligning them with gentle pressure.

You must use your aligners in their correct order, changing them once every 1-2 weeks and for at least 22 hours a day.

Traditional wire-framed braces are also available at Litchfield Dental Care and can align your teeth using a system of wires, brackets, and bands.

Find out more about the benefits that orthodontic treatment can offer you by calling Litchfield Dental Care or booking a consultation online today.