A lot of people choose to undergo orthodontic therapy to make their smile look better. At the office of Joseph F. DeSantis and Associates LLC, we help our patients understand the purpose of orthodontic therapy goes beyond aesthetics and extends to helping you attain a health and balanced bite and overall dental health.
Crowded and misaligned teeth are hard to clean and this can cause cavities, decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. Problems with the alignment of the teeth can also cause abnormal wear and tear on the tooth surface, excess stress on the bone and gum supporting the teeth, and improper chewing. All of these conditions can contribute to chronic headaches, and pain in the neck and face.
Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance and health of your smiles and can help in avoiding several dental problems.
Some of the orthodontic treatments offered at our practice include:
Spacers: Orthodontic space maintainers are placed at the site of a lost baby tooth to help the incoming permanent tooth to erupt in its proper position and also to prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting from their positions.
Pediatric Orthodontics: Early intervention and timely treatment can help prevent major bite and jaw problems for our children in future. We take every step to ensure that your child gets the healthy teeth and smile they deserve in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Post Ortho Treatment (Retainers): The retention phase of orthodontic therapy begins after your braces have been taken off. The aim of wearing retainers is to prevent your newly aligned teeth from shifting back into their old positions.
Invisalign: Invisalign clear aligners are a great option for people who are looking to straighten their teeth without the use of metal wires and brackets. The treatment uses a series of custom made clear brackets to slowly move the teeth into their right position.
For more information, please call our office at 610-601-5547.