How Can Orthodontics Fix My Bite

How much time do you spend thinking about your teeth? If they don’t hurt, you might not even notice them. On the other hand, you’re the kind of person who takes pride in your oral hygiene habits. But regardless of which camp you’re in, sometimes your teeth need more attention. Brushing, rinsing with mouthwash, and flossing are great. But they’re just the basis for orthodontic care. Here’s how Bowen Family Orthodontics in Mullica Hill can fix your bite. 

Bad Bite Blues

Do you have teeth that are out of alignment? It may seem like a minor issue, but it can lead to bigger problems down the road. “Malocclusion” is the term Dr. Bowen uses to describe improper bites or teeth that are not correctly set when your mouth is closed. 

Some common examples of malocclusion include:

  • Open bites: when you close your mouth, some of your teeth remain open 
  • Crowding: the teeth don’t have enough space between them or don’t have room to erupt 
  • Overbites: the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth too much 
  • Underbites: when you close your mouth, the lower teeth rest in front of the upper teeth 
  • Cross Bites: parts of the upper and lower teeth intersect and/or overlap 

What Happens If You Don’t Get Treatment?

If left untreated, these issues can cause complications such as distorted bones and skin around the mouth and jaw, functional woes, or damage to the teeth. As teeth and bones move further into unnatural positions, you may also experience increased pain in your face, head, and neck. Activities such as brushing and flossing can also become much more complicated.

The good news for residents of Mullica Hill is that Bowen Family Orthodontics has solutions available to address these issues. Orthodontic intervention options can help realign your teeth over time, giving you a smile you deserve. But bad bites can also take a toll on your mental health, causing discouragement and a lack of self-confidence. However, strengthening your smile can also enhance your mental well-being.

How Can Orthodontics Fix My BiteOrthodontic Options For Your Success

If you are a resident of Mullica Hill, you can talk with Dr. Bowen about anything regarding bad bites. After your initial consultation, she might suggest one of the following possibilities: clear aligners, clear braces, or metal braces. Also, ask about our WildSmiles brackets if you’re really awesome.

Invisalign

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, can address bad bites quickly. Instead of braces, aligners work like removable retainers. They are specifically shaped for your teeth and are clear, making them virtually invisible. You can also maintain your same diet and brushing and flossing habits.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are also a great choice. As their name implies, these braces are transparent and provide a discreet solution without drawing as much attention as their metal counterparts. Dr. Bowen may also refer to these as “ceramic,” “tooth-colored,” or “aesthetic” braces. They are designed to blend in with your teeth and are customized to conform to your unique smile. You can even add some neon-colored ligature ties to make them pop!

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the old-school, original orthodontic appliance. Bowen Family Orthodontics still uses them because they work well. Does thinking about them make you go, “yikes?” Don’t worry. Modern metal braces are much smaller and more comfortable than they used to be. They are a tried-and-true method for addressing malocclusions and are highly effective.

WildSmiles

If Invisalign or braces make you say “blegh,” consider WildSmiles. These individualized brackets let you add flare and pizazz to your treatment. Show some love for your favorite Disney character via our Disney collection. Or, the Signature collection lets you flaunt your favorite shapes, from footballs to flowers. Have you got a favorite college sports team? Display your team spirit with brackets from the College collection. Ask a member of our team for more about these fabulous brackets. 

How Can Orthodontics Fix My BiteBeyond Braces

Orthodontics can do wonders for your dental health and hygiene, as well as your mental health. If you’re feeling discouraged or self-conscious about your smile, feel free to contact Bowen Family Orthodontics for a consultation. Dr. Bowen and her team are highly trained professionals who can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

In addition to the orthodontic options mentioned above, Bowen Family Orthodontics offers services such as early orthodontic treatment for children and teens, adult orthodontics, surgical orthodontics, and more. Dr. Bowen and our team will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your unique situation.

At Bowen Family Orthodontics, patients come first. Dr. Bowen and her team are dedicated to providing patients a comfortable and welcoming environment. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with a smile and treated with the utmost care and respect. Head over here to schedule your free consultation.