What features do you notice first about individuals when you meet them in person? It’s most likely their eyes and smile. Conversely, those two characteristics are what others initially note about you. Straight teeth are highly desirable for many reasons other than cosmetic. Their main purpose is to make your mouth function well and be healthy.
Hudson River Orthodontics is dedicated to the orthodontic treatment of children and adults. Our friendly staff takes the time to create a personalized treatment for each patient and make everyone’s visit with us extremely pleasant.
Straight teeth are better for your overall oral health. Thoroughly cleaning well-aligned teeth is a lot—and we mean a lot!—easier than cleaning teeth that are crooked or suffer from overcrowding.
Dental floss glides easily between straight teeth, while effectively flossing uneven and congested teeth requires much more time, patience and finesse. There’s a much greater chance of being unable to access areas that are hard to reach, which escalates the risk of gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health problems. The bristles of a toothbrush have the same access problems and detrimental results.
Straight teeth are free of bite issues, which encompass overbites (upper front teeth stick out beyond lower front teeth), underbites (the lower teeth overlap the top front teeth), open bites (a noticeable gap between the upper and lower teeth) and crossbites (the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth). Those alignment issues can instigate chewing problems, speech impediments and tooth erosion.
Misaligned jaws or incongruities between the upper and lower jaws can bring on tooth decay, gum disease, jaw pain, TMJ, sleep disorders, headaches, low self-esteem, and difficulties speaking and eating.
We at the office of Hudson River Orthodontics use a variety of techniques and appliances that are at the forefront of orthodontic care. These treatments offer a wide variety of benefits to each patient. Some of those advantages include less discomfort, fewer dental visits and a shortened overall treatment time. Our top priority is to provide dental healthcare solutions that best suit your needs. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.