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Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

You might benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have any teeth that are crooked, crowded, or spaced too far apart. Orthodontics can also correct bite problems, such as overbites or underbites. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of your smile, it can also improve tooth functioning. At Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, our orthodontics team of Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, and Dr. Prabha Singh can discuss treatment options with you.

How Orthodontics Help

Orthodontic treatment can correct several types of problems with the teeth, including:

  • Overbites, underbites, or crossbites
  • Jaw alignment issues
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Some orthodontic concerns can cause discomfort. Correcting such problems with orthodontic treatment can lead to long-lasting relief. For example, a misaligned bite in which the top and bottom rows of teeth are not properly aligned tends to place additional tension on the jaw. This tension often leads to headaches and jaw discomfort. Correcting a misaligned bite through orthodontic treatment can alleviate the excess strain on the jaw so patients no longer experience jaw discomfort or headaches

Orthodontic treatment is also beneficial for helping you achieve better oral health. Teeth that overlap, are crooked, or crowded together are more difficult to clean. Bacteria and food debris can become readily trapped in spaces that are difficult to effectively reach with a tooth brush or dental floss. Lingering bacteria that have not been completely cleared away can lead to the formation of plaque and tartar, which can ultimately lead to gum disease and possible tooth loss. The straighter smile orthodontics can give you will be much easier to keep clean.


One of the most popular orthodontic treatments available is braces. Braces are a highly effective method for correcting a full range of orthodontic concerns, from crooked teeth to misaligned bites. Several types of braces are available, such as conventional metal braces, plastic braces, and lingual braces. We also offer space maintainers and other orthodontic options at our office in Bolingbrook, IL, for addressing different concerns.

Talk to one of our knowledgeable dentists about whether you need orthodontic treatment. There are many benefits to improving tooth positioning, spacing, and bite alignment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Seeth, Dr. Huff, or Dr. Singh, our orthodontic experts, call Bolingbrook Dental Care at (630) 739-5500.

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