Tooth alignment and bite are important for mouth function, oral health and smile appearance. When you have crooked, overlapped or gapped teeth, it has a negative impact on many aspects of your smile. Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on tooth and bite alignment to achieve optimum oral health and smile aesthetics. At Topsfield Smiles, we offer orthodontics for our patients that want to enjoy the benefits of a straight, healthy and attractive smile.
Orthodontic treatments have existed for centuries. Modern braces have been used to shift teeth into the desired position for many decades. While braces are still used with brackets attached to the teeth and connected with wires for tension, there are now other options available. Many teens and adults prefer the discreet, clear aligners that are less visible and more comfortable to wear. Both braces and aligners use the same treatment principles – gentle pressure to shift teeth into the correct position over several months or longer.
Aesthetics are one of the main reasons people seek orthodontic treatment. However, straighter teeth and an aligned bite have many oral health benefits. Aligned teeth are easier to keep clean, which can help prevent gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay. Bite alignment can help relieve stress on the jaw joint (TMJ) to prevent TMJ disorders.
At Topsfield Smiles, we want our patients to have access to their best smile and oral health. We offer orthodontics for teens and adults who have crooked, overlapped or misaligned teeth to improve their smile. Our orthodontic treatments include:
With orthodontic treatment, you can achieve better oral health and feel more confident in the appearance of your smile. If you or your child has crooked teeth or bite misalignment, contact us at Topsfield Smiles. We can schedule an orthodontic consultation to discuss options for straightening your smile. Contact our dental center in Topsfield, MA, to book your appointment. We welcome new patients from Topsfield, Boxford, Danvers, Ipswich, Peabody, Rowley, Wenham and the surrounding area. Our office also has financing options available to help make your orthodontic treatment affordable.