Orthodontics refers to a special sub-field of dentistry that focuses on the positioning of a person’s teeth and their jaw. Teeth that are crooked and misaligned can ruin an otherwise great-looking smile, and they make general cleaning and maintenance challenging. Additionally, teeth suffering from these problems are often prone to decay, and they can cause further issues such as gum disease, jaw discomfort, headaches and neck pain.
With orthodontic treatment, it is possible to correct many oral health issues and greatly improve the appearance of one’s teeth. Most types of orthodontic treatments work by using gentle pressure to slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth and jaw over time. Different orthodontic treatments are recommended depending on the type of problem and its severity. After completing treatment, a patient will enjoy a healthier mouth, an improved appearance and stronger teeth.
Some reasons for a person to receive orthodontic treatment include:
- Open bites
- Misaligned teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Spacing issues
- Excessive crowding
We strongly advise patients who can benefit from an orthodontic procedure to seek treatment as early as possible. This can prevent a patient from experiencing even more serious oral health problems later.
At NK Family Dental, we are proud to offer the following orthodontic treatments for our patients:
- Post-Ortho Treatment
- Traditional Braces
If you would like to learn more about the orthodontic treatments provided at NK Family Dental, please call us at (773) 249-4700 to schedule an appointment.