Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting the position of the teeth and jaws. This is important, as crooked teeth are more difficult to clean properly, are at greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and can cause extra stress in the jaw, which can lead to headaches and TMJ disorders. In addition, crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can mar one’s appearance.
Having orthodontic treatment performed can lead to a more attractive smile and improved oral health. Dr. Gabe Brizze can determine whether or not you need orthodontic treatment during an orthodontic exam. If you have any of the following (or another) types of malocclusion, you may benefit from orthodontics in St. Anthony, Idaho:
Overbite, which is sometimes referred to as “buck teeth,” manifests when the upper front teeth sit too far in front of the lower teeth.
A crossbite occurs when the upper front teeth do not sit slightly in front of the lower front teeth when one bites down.
An underbite manifests as the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper teeth. This occurs when the lower teeth sit too far forward or the upper teeth are positioned too far back.
Crowded teeth sit together too closely. This can cause crooked teeth.
In some cases, there are spaces or gaps between the teeth.
This occurs when the center of the upper front teeth doesn’t line up with the center of the lower front teeth.
For more information about orthodontics and to schedule a visit with our orthodontist, contact Toenjes, Brizzee and Orme at 208-624-3757.