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Signs You May Need Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontists help align teeth and jaws to create a harmonious facial profile. There are many indicators that you might need to see an orthodontist for help. Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Prabha Singh, and Dr. Manju Suresh of Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, specializes in treating jaw, teeth, and mouth issues.

Familiar Orthodontic Treatments

If you've ever thought of having braces, then you've most likely looked into, if not have, speak to an orthodontist. Braces correct the alignment of the teeth to the jaw. Other orthodontic devices, like Invisalign, perform a similar function. Any other thing that helps align teeth or fixes a jaw issue is considered an orthodontic treatment. For example, a retainer that helps keep teeth in position is one, as well as devices that are worn in the mouth to change the jaw's position to prevent snoring. The staff at Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, can walk you through other orthodontic applications.

Indicators You Might Need Braces or Other Orthodontics in Bolingbrook, IL

Misaligned jaws, overbites, underbites, and teeth that are not growing straight are the most common indicators that someone might need help from an orthodontist. Sometimes a child's jaw is too small for the number of teeth that are trying to come in, and other times, wisdom teeth are growing into the jawbone (instead of up and out of the gums), causing extreme pain in younger adults. An orthodontist also helps with missing or broken teeth, dentures, dental implants, and other things that can help realign your natural smile.

What to Expect at an Orthodontic Appointment

When you arrive at our offices, we will perform a dental exam, including taking X-rays to inspect your teeth in relation to your jawbone, and measurements of your teeth, space between the teeth, and analyze the growth pattern of your teeth. The doctors will report on their findings and discuss with you plans to move forward. Once you know what you might need, braces and other orthodontics in Bolingbrook, IL, can be obtained and implemented for your situation. The appointments and examinations are always done in ways that keep you comfortable.

The thing to remember is if you feel like something is off with the alignment of your teeth or jaws, or you feel like something is missing, it's time to make an appointment. When you're looking for braces or other orthodontics in Bolingbrook, IL, contact Dr. Seeth, Dr. Singh, or Dr. Suresh of Bolingbrook Dental Care in Bolingbrook, IL, at 630-739-5500 today for more information!

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