When you have a problem with your smile, such as an irregular bite or misaligned teeth, the orthodontic care provided at Archie Dental Group in Elk Grove, California, can help. Under the guidance of Thaddous Archie, DDS, the expert team provides orthodontic evaluation and treatment to children, teens, and adults who want a functional and cosmetic change to their teeth. Call the office to set up an orthodontics consultation or book online today.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on correcting bite problems or malocclusions. Orthodontics uses appliances and other techniques to apply a light, constant force to encourage your tissue to remodel itself. This shifts your teeth into better positions and can gently reshape the bone.
Your teeth aren’t fixed rigidly into your jaw. They’re actually held in place by the periodontal ligament, a hammock-like structure that’s quite responsive to gentle force.
At Archie Dental Group, the team uses braces and retainers to coax your smile into a more aesthetically pleasing and functional state.
Of course, not all people need the help of an orthodontist. But if you have smile concerns, orthodontics can help you get a more uniform, aligned smile. This has both aesthetic and functional benefits. Properly aligned teeth mean you chew, bite, and speak more effectively. When your teeth are in alignment, dental hygiene is also easier to maintain.
Consider orthodontic care if you or your child have:
A child who breathes through their mouth, sucks their thumb, or had an early or late loss of baby teeth may benefit from an orthodontic evaluation, as well.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, make an appointment at Archie Dental Group to discuss your treatment options.
The experts at Archie Dental Group use traditional appliances in their orthodontic treatments. Metal braces, clear braces, and retainers are all used to help you achieve a healthy, attractive smile.
Set up a consultation to determine which option is best for your needs. The dental team evaluates your oral health and degree of change needed to help achieve your goals when determining what interventions will be best.
Once you’ve achieved your smile goals, you will need to wear a retainer, usually at night. Teeth corrected with orthodontics can drift back to their original position without the use of this nightguard.
Once your care is complete, the team provides a custom-fit retainer for you. If you lose this retainer (or one provided by another practice), Archie Dental Group can replace it for you.
Call today to learn more about the orthodontics provided at Archie Dental Group or set up your appointment using online booking.