girl with braces taking care of her teethA healthy, beautiful smile builds self-confidence. Crooked or improperly positioned teeth can detract from your appearance and keep you from smiling. Orthodontic treatment can correct these irregularities. Crooked or crowded teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, a misaligned bite, jaw problems and even tooth loss. At Westlake Family Dental, our experienced team is trained to recognize issues that can be treated with orthodontic appliances and can help you avoid tooth and jaw problems down the road.

Early Intervention With Orthodontics

Certain conditions such as crowding, crossbite and protruding front teeth are often easier to address while the jaw is still growing. 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 and neck pain. In children, early intervention with orthodontics can help correct these problems and lead to improved oral hygiene, a more pleasing appearance and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Orthodontic appliances such as palatal expanders and space maintainers are invaluable tools that can improve your child’s tooth and jaw alignment and bite and even shorten the period of time they’ll need to wear braces in the future.

Orthodontics For Adults And Teens

We offer several types of orthodontic treatments for adults and teens, including Invisalign® clear removable aligners. These discreet, custom-made aligners are made of clear polyurethane plastic and can be removed for eating, social occasions and brushing and flossing. The Invisalign® system works by using a series of clear, comfortable aligners that gradually shift teeth. They can be used to close gaps, fix overcrowding and correct your bite.

Contact Us For Top-Quality Orthodontics In Westlake, OH

At Westlake Family Dental Care, Dr. Jenn has additional training in orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign® provider. We use state-of-the-art digital technology and techniques to assess your condition and create an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs and goals for optimal oral health. If you’re looking for an orthodontist serving the greater Cleveland and Cuyahoga County areas, contact us online or call 440-835-0011 to find out more about the dental services we offer. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and serving all your dental care needs.