November 27, 2017
We understand you want to straighten your teeth so you can feel more confident about your smile but you should also know that straight teeth are easier to care for. If you’re interested in getting a straight-toothed grin that is both more beautiful and healthier than your current smile, call Community Shores Dental at 231-366-4182 to learn about our many orthodontic options!
Our talented team offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry options and more under one roof at our Norton Shores, MI dentist office. This way, you can get all the dental care services you and your loved ones need in one location instead of having to keep track of many appointments at various offices and driving from one specialist to the next.
We know that it can be tough to make time for the dentist, especially when you need to visit as often as you do if you get traditional braces. To help make things a little easier in terms of scheduling, we provide flexible hours that many other dentist offices do not. For example, we stay late on some evenings and are open early at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday!
We want to help you improve your smile and your self-esteem, of course, but we also want to help you improve and maintain optimum oral health. To learn a little more about how getting straight teeth can affect the health of your mouth in a positive way, read on below.
Make Your Smile Beautiful & Healthy With Our Orthodontics
We understand how frustrating it can be to look in the mirror and not have the smile you want. We also know that a mouth full of crooked teeth can actually lead to more dental issues than you might deal with if your teeth were straight.
In some cases of misalignment, some teeth may actually cover up parts of surrounding teeth, making it very difficult to clean your teeth as thoroughly as you should.
Even if you maintain a tight regimen of oral hygiene habits, crooked teeth can be pretty much impossible to take care of. For example, you could brush your teeth twice a day with toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, floss daily, and maintain routine dental cleanings and exams at your dentist and still be missing cleaning parts of certain teeth a majority of the time.
Without addressing this issue, food particles could get stuck between misaligned teeth and eventually lead to tooth decay and require a tooth filling. These tight spaces between crooked teeth create a perfect place for bad bacteria to hide and create a cavity.
Crooked teeth that are not properly cleaned could also lead to issues with your gums, such as gum disease. In a worst-case scenario, if left untreated, gum disease could even lead to tooth loss.
Our dentists are not board-certified as orthodontic specialists, but they are thoroughly trained in providing various orthodontic treatments to help you improve the look and health of your chompers.
For example, after receiving his dental degree, Dr. Sortman also completed training in progressive orthodontics. While he was a Navy dentist, he also finished an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program, which includes hands-on training in various dental specialties, including orthodontics.
To suit your specific case, we offer a few different options for straightening teeth at our Norton Shores, MI dentist office, including:
- Traditional braces that apply pressure using wires and brackets to gradually straighten teeth over time
- Short-term orthodontic options, including ClearCorrect and Invisalign, which use a series of custom-made, clear trays to improve tooth alignment discreetly
No matter how crooked your teeth are, we will find a treatment that will work for you. If necessary. We can even collaborate with an experienced oral surgeon if you require surgical assistance to straighten your teeth.
We also offer dentofacial orthopedics for children and teenagers. These devices help guide the development and growth of facial structures as your child matures. Used properly, these can make it much easier for your child when their teeth and jaw are matured to the point that we can start straightening their teeth with orthodontics.
We’ll review all your orthodontic options with you so you can make an informed decision.
To find out about the oral health benefits you can look forward to by getting the straight-toothed smile you’ve always wanted, call Community Shores Dental at 231-366-4182 today. You can also swing by our conveniently located Norton Shores, MI dentist office in person or use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.