Reasons for Treatment

We provide state-of-the-art treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic problems including crowded, spaced, protruded, retruded, missing and impacted teeth, crossbites, narrow dental arches, midline discrepancies, open bites, deep bites, facial growth problems, jaw discrepancies, TMJ dysfunction, and alignment of teeth for dental implants and/or crown and bridge work.

Why Orthodontics?

Your dentist may have discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and lead to tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints. These can lead to chronic headaches and face or neck pain.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets that are glued to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. When pressure is put on your teeth, the jawbone surrounding your teeth also changes shape. Old bone dissolves, and new bone grows in to support the teeth in their new place. There are so many new innovated approaches to orthodontic treatment. The appliances are much smaller, removable appliance have gotten better and wires are less noticeable than they used to be. It is best to set up an appointment with Dr. Benson and talk with you about your goals for your smile. He will gather the appropriate information to present all the possibilities to achieving your goals.