Crooked teeth, a misaligned bite (malocclusion), crowding, and excessive spaces or gaps between teeth can make teeth hard to clean and cause issues such as TMJ disorders, headaches, and jaw, back & neck pain. Crooked or crowded teeth can also increase your risk for decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. A healthy, beautiful smile builds self-confidence, and teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can detract from your appearance and keep you from smiling.
Early intervention with orthodontics can help to correct these problems and lead to improved oral hygiene, a more pleasing appearance and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Dr. Jenn has additional training in orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign® provider.
Orthodontics in Westlake, OH
We offer several different types of orthodontic treatment, including:
- Space maintainers—when a baby tooth or teeth are lost too early, a space maintainer is used to keep the space open until the permanent tooth erupts.
- Fixed and removable retainers and appliances –these devices prevent shifting of the teeth to their previous position, and can also be modified and used to prevent thumb sucking.
- Invisalign® clear removable aligners—Barely noticeable and made of clear polyurethane plastic, these custom-crafted removable aligners gradually shift teeth to correct your bite, close gaps and fix overcrowding. Aligners can be taken out for social occasions, photos, eating, and most importantly, brushing and flossing. Unlike traditional braces that use wire and metal brackets, there are no dietary restrictions or uncomfortable rubbing or sore spots.
Our orthodontists will assess the condition of your teeth with a thorough exam and x-rays and then create an individualized treatment plan that will best suit your needs.
Improving your dental health and your smile with orthodontics can be a life-changing experience. We offer low- and no-interest payment plans through Care Credit. Our experienced family dentists and staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us to find out more about all the dental services we offer. The compassionate and skilled dental team at Westlake Family Dental Care looks forward to serving all of your dental care needs.