The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics cites ancient Eqyptians as the first practitioners of orthodontia, the science of applying pressure to teeth and bone to remodel smiles. Today's braces accomplish similar goals but with far better results and greater ease. At Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA, our dentists create accurate care plans for patients with misaligned teeth and poor bites.
Braces could help your smile
Your teeth have many functions: they help with biting, chewing, speaking, smiling, and facial appearance. If teeth are gapped/crowded or a jawbone is underdeveloped or unbalanced, your smile might not be able to close together properly, making it more of a liability rather than an asset. Aside from posing oral health and function problems, crooked smiles harm self-confidence as well.
Fortunately, Dr. George Salem and Associates understands. In their Braintree, MA, office, our dental team includes four specialty dentists: a periodontist, prosthodontist, endodontist, and orthodontist. This mutli-specialty approach and access to the latest in dental diagnostics and treatments assures your orthodontic care builds on a foundation of good oral health.
When you come in for a consultation, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and gums, how your jaw functions, how your teeth come together, and more. X-ray imaging gives clear views of tooth roots and bone structure. If you need braces, your dentist bases your treatment plan on the accurate information gathered during this exam.
The health effects of wearing braces
Orthodontic care results in many health benefits:
- Make teeth easier to clean, avoiding gum disease, decay, and tooth loss
- Reduce headaches, ear pain, and sinus problems resulting from crooked teeth
- Stop uneven and excessive dental wear
- Fewer chipped and cracked teeth
- Better muscular balance
- Clear speech
- Improved chewing and digestion
- Management of sleep disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Elimination of jaw joint problems such as TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
Look great and feel your best
In every way, you'll thrive with a smile that looks attractive and functions as Nature intended. For an orthodontic consultation with one of the dentists at Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree, MA, phone (781) 843-0660.