A variety of orthodontic treatments are part of the comprehensive range of dental services offered by Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his team of professionals at Biltmore Dental Center, who serve patients in Phoenix, Glendale, and the surrounding areas. The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a good bite – proper positioning of the teeth so they fit together well with the teeth in the opposite jaw when the mouth is closed. A proper bite can enhance your appearance, dental health, and overall health.
Crowded or crooked teeth can be difficult to clean effectively, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. A bad bite can cause excessive wear on tooth surfaces, abnormal stress on supporting gum tissue and bone structure, and problems with the temporomandibular (jaw) joints that can result in pain in the face and neck, as well as chronic headaches.
If you see any of the following signs in your children or yourself, it would be wise to schedule a consultation to discover if orthodontic treatment is needed:
- Baby teeth loss earlier or later than is typical
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- A tendency to breathe through the mouth
- Thumb sucking
- Crowded or poorly positioned teeth
- Jaws that make sounds, shift, are recessed, or protrude
- Difficulty with speech
- Cheek biting
- Teeth that protrude
- Teeth that don’t mesh correctly, or fail to meet at all
- Facial asymmetry or imbalance
- Clenching or grinding of the teeth
- Discomfort when closing the lips
We offer Six-month smiles, which straighten the visible teeth for cosmetic improvement in as little as six months, Invisalign clear aligners for discreet correction, and traditional metal braces, which may be best to correct significant orthodontic issues.
Age should not be a consideration when considering orthodontic treatment; it is never too late to make orthodontic improvements. A good bite and beautifully straight teeth are just as important in the golden years as in adolescence. Although the teeth may move easier while the jaw is still developing, orthodontic treatment can move healthy teeth at any age.
Dr. Koppikar can recommend the best form of orthodontic treatment for your situation, budget, and lifestyle after a consultation and examination. A solution to your orthodontic problems is just a phone call away. Call (602) 954-8200 and schedule an appointment today.