Orthodontic Services in North Carolina & Southern Virginia
Our Orthodontists create confident smiles and healthy bites!
Are you concerned about the appearance of your teeth? Do you experience pain in your teeth or jaw as a result of their natural positioning? Orthodontics care may benefit you. This aspect of health care specifically treats the teeth and jaw. Learn more about treatment options during a consultation with the professionals at The Happy Tooth at one of our North Carolina locations!
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry. This type of oral health care is focused on addressing and improving the positioning of teeth and jaw. Misalignments or concerns that may be addressed include:
- Center of upper and lower teeth do not line up (misplaced midline)
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
- Uneven spacing between teeth
Common treatment options include braces, aligners, or similar appliances. While many of these treatments are used to address an existing conditions, they may be used to prevent the worsening of a condition or concern. A consultation with us at one of our North Carolina locations can help you best fully explore and understand your options.
How Could I Benefit from Orthodontic Treatment?
Malocclusion is a mispositioning or alignment of the lower or upper teeth. Orthodontics are most often recommended to those experiencing malocclusion or misaligned teeth. Two of the most common benefits associated with orthodontic treatments include a straighter, healthier smile and a boost in confidence. However, orthodontics may offer additional benefits to overall health as untreated malocclusion may impact your health.
Potential benefits of orthodontic care include reduce the effects of:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
It is important to approach all aspects of orthodontics with realistic goals and expectations as well as to remember results will vary for each person, concern, and treatment.
Should I Consider Treatment?
Although many people associate orthodontic treatments as a part of the teenage years, they may be beneficial for a variety of age groups! Most individuals who are concerned about the natural alignment of their teeth or jaw may be candidates for orthodontic care, whether they are teenagers or adults.
A consultation with our experienced staff can help you best explore the options of orthodontics. When you meet with them at one of our North Carolina offices, you can discuss your concerns, your treatment preferences, and your overall health. An oral exam may also be performed. This comprehensive approach allows us to develop your customized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Orthodontic care may offer a range of benefits for you or your loved ones. Contact us today at The Happy Tooth and schedule your consultation to learn more about orthodontics and the treatment options available! Our dedicated professionals proudly serve you from several convenient locations across North Carolina. With exceptional staff and the latest technology, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthier smile.
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This ebook includes:
- What Invisalign is and how it works, its pros and cons and more
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Invisalign is the “invisible” alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. These aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear and easy for you to remove for special occasions.
Invisalign is perfect for adults or older teenagers who need orthodontic treatment but don’t want to endure the look and feel of traditional braces.
For most teenagers, getting braces is a rite of passage. If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, regardless of your age, braces are often the best option to help straighten teeth. Not only do braces provide you with straight teeth, a good bite, and a beautiful smile, but they also prevent long-term tooth damage.
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. But alleviating and preventing long-term health problems is just as important.