Assessing Your Ortho Needs in Walnut Creek CA

Beautiful girl with pretty smileDo you have crooked, crowded, or widely spaced teeth? Have you been told that your bite alignment is off-kilter? Orthodontics provide a tried-and-true method of repositioning teeth and correcting bite misalignment. Your Walnut Creek CA dentist at Kwon & Jabbour General & Cosmetic Dentistry can assess your orthodontic needs and help you select a treatment that’s right for you.

Braces Are for Kids, Right?

Well, yes, braces are often worn by children and teens. However, almost half of the orthodontic patients today are adults. Some wore braces as kids but have experienced shifting teeth over the years. Others needed braces as kids, but didn’t receive them. These days, it’s common to see people of all ages wearing braces. Orthodontic treatment delivers proven results, no matter your age.

Assessing Your Needs

At your orthodontic consultation, Walnut Creek CA dentist Dr. Julie Kwon or Dr. Hani Jabbour will conduct a thorough examination of your smile, focusing on tooth alignment and occlusion (the way the top and bottom rows of your teeth fit together). Orthodontic treatment moves teeth into their ideal positioning and corrects cases of overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.

Crooked or crowded teeth can be hard to clean, which can increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Malocclusion can cause problems with the temporomandibular joints and cause pain throughout the body. Braces provide a method to correct these issues to improve oral health and promote better overall well-being.

Your Orthodontic Choices

Traditional braces with metal brackets and wires are available, as well as clear or tooth-colored brackets for an unobtrusive appearance. Invisalign clear braces forgoes metal, using acrylic aligners to straighten teeth. We’ll help you select the orthodontic treatment that suits your lifestyle, expectations, and budget. You have options, and we encourage you to learn how your smile can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Call Us

Schedule your orthodontic consultation today by calling Kwon & Jabbour General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Walnut Creek CA.