At Manus Dental the dentists and hygienists are trained to recognize and evaluate the appearance and function of the teeth. If teeth are crooked or misaligned, Orthodontics or straightening of the teeth may be recommended. Sometimes, problems that affect the normal development of the teeth run in families. This suggests that certain genes you inherit from your parents cause the disruption of the development of the teeth and jaw. In other cases an accident or habitual activities, such as thumb sucking can cause growth and tooth alignment issues.
Some of the most common reason orthodontics may be recommended:
- Protruding upper front teeth
- Crowding of the teeth
- Impacted teeth
- Deep bite- when the upper teeth cover most or all the lower teeth
- Reverse bite- when the lower teeth protrude out over the upper teeth
- Open bite- the upper and lower teeth do not meet
At your initial Manus Dental examination, we will determine if an orthodontic evaluation is right for you or your child. We will complete a diagnostic analysis of the teeth. And suggest different treatment options. The dentist and hygienist may suggest a referral to an Orthodontist to treat the problem. Orthodontists are specialists who only treat crooked or misaligned teeth.
The dentist and hygienist may also suggest a more conservative treatment such as Invisalign or removable retainers to straighten and align the teeth. Manus Dental is a certified Invisalign provider and also trained in the fabrication of removable appliances. These can both be done conveniently at Manus Dental.
If you are looking to improve the function or appearance of your smile contact Manus Dental today for an orthodontic evaluation and consultation!