Orthodontic treatment is so common these days that most of our patients consider it a right of passage. Rest assured, it is never too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Misaligned teeth or a crooked bite can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, achy and tense neck, back, and shoulders. Peanut Plaza Dental offers orthodontic solutions to everyone in the family from adolescents to adults. Whether you wish to adjust an uncomfortable bite or unleash your smile potential. Book your consultation today and let us work to achieve a healthier and happier smile!
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
How do I know if I need orthodontics?
- Deep Overbite – when your upper teeth lie too far forward.
- Underbite – when your lower teeth extend outward farther than the upper front teeth.
- Crossbite - when your lower teeth cover your upper teeth.
- Spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Crowding – when teeth are overlapping or impossible to floss
Early Treatment Orthodontics
Did you know that up to 80% of your child’s treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present? Treating your children’s smile with care from a young age not only allows you to gift them with a beautiful and healthy smile but also helps you save money and prevent the need for more extensive future treatments.
At Peanut Plaza Dental, we place a special focus on guiding your child’s facial development early with functional appliances which can help correct and can often prevent: bite problems, underdeveloped jaws, narrow arches, crowded teeth, deep overbites, jaw joint problems, airway problems, and thumb-sucking habits.
Many children with narrow jaws, deep overbites or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints which can cause:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Dizziness and fainting
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Clicking and locking jaws, or difficulty opening jaws
Looking for something more discreet and comfortable than brackets? We’re proud to offer Clear Correct clear aligners. Clear Correct uses a series of custom made trays to gradually shift your teeth to their ideal positions. These transparent trays fit snugly against your teeth and are removable so you can take them out to eat what you want, brush and floss like normal, and keep your trays fresh and clean.
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can I get orthodontic treatment?
Ideally, orthodontic treatment would occur in younger patients before most adult teeth have arrived. If you are a parent, we recommend bringing your teen in for a consultation. But don't worry! There are orthodontic treatment options available for adults too! It's never too late.
Do clear aligners hurt?
If you have any pain or discomfort, let us know! There are solutions available to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Is Clear Correct covered by insurance?
You must ask your insurance provider what your coverage includes. After a consultation, we can provide you with an estimate for your insurance provider.