Orthodontics is a specialty field of dentistry. It is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of improper bites, which is caused by tooth and jaw misalignments. The main aim of orthodontic treatment is to address and fix a range of structural issues affecting the teeth and jaw. This includes issues like:
Crowded Teeth - Food is more easily trapped in crowded teeth and is harder to remove with regular teeth-cleaning methods. Trapped food leads to tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, bad breath, and can negatively affect self-esteem.
Gaps in Between Teeth - Gaps in between teeth often indicate that the upper and lower jaw are not fitting together properly. Genetics, thumb-sucking, mouth tissue formation, and other conditions can also cause gaps between the teeth. Closing these gaps not only helps to improve the aesthetics of your smile, but it also can help fix an improper bite.
Bite Issues - When we refer to your “bite” we are referring to how your upper teeth and lower teeth meet and interact when your mouth is closed. An improper bite can cause irregular wear of your teeth, jaw issues, and chronic headaches. Proper speech development can also be impaired when your bite is not functioning properly.
Orthodontic treatment is a change for the better. Orthodontic treatment might help prevent many serious potential problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. At Wazio Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on our ability to treat a broad range of patients and to positively contribute to the overall health of our patients, regardless of age.
We are proud of the smiles we create for our patients in Batavia, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities! Check out our portfolio of smiles below.