At Silver Smiles, we offer a range of different treatment options to make sure every patient is happy with their new smile journey before, during, and especially after their experience with us. Whether you want a clear, colorful, or golden treatment option, we have the technology and price points that work best for you. We provide beneficial smile opportunities to children, teens, and adults. Orthodontic treatment will result in a beautiful smile that will impact your self-confidence for years to come.
Crowds of friends and family at weddings, graduations or birthday celebrations are amazing. Your teeth, on the other hand, hate crowds. They like to be close enough to say “Hey!” to your other teeth, but not be on top of them. When teeth feel like there isn’t enough room for them to be in their ideal position, they start forcing one tooth to get out of the way. Over time, this can cause your teeth to crowd together and overlap. Crowded teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. Not being able to clean your teeth properly can lead to cavities and tooth decay. One way we can fix crowding is by expanding your smile so that we don’t have to remove any teeth to make room.
In an underbite, your lower jaw is longer than your upper jaw, which causes your lower teeth to protrude in front of your upper ones. It’s best to diagnose this problem early.
An overbite, or deep bite, is when your front teeth cover your lower teeth too much. An excessive overbite leads to wearing down of your teeth and may even cause your bottom teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
A crossbite is when your upper back teeth erupt and function inside or outside the arch of your lower teeth, or when your lower front teeth erupt and function in front of your upper front teeth. A crossbite can involve individual teeth or a group of teeth.
When your upper front teeth stick out too far forward, or your lower teeth don’t extend enough, this is called protrusion. Because of the abnormal contact between your upper and lower front teeth, this type of problem may cause injury to your lower teeth. It also causes poor bites and may even be a result of uneven jaw growth. This problem can be caused by thumb and finger sucking also.
In a perfectly aligned face, there should be a straight line from the bridge of the nose to the bottom teeth … all should be lined up. If they are not, and the bottom teeth are actually misaligned from the top teeth, then your midline is off. When your midline is off, your teeth could drift or your lower jaw could be shifted, which would result in an improper bite.
An open bite is when you can stick your tongue between your teeth while biting down. It’s typically the result of thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. An open bite is a cosmetic problem, but it can also cause chewing issues.
No one knows smiles like the orthodontists at Silver Smiles. If you’re ready to get a smile that makes you want to smile, you’ve found the right solution at Silver Smiles Orthodontics.
If you’re in need of general dental work like cavity repair, teeth cleaning, caps, crowns or veneers, give us a call and we’ll be happy to refer you to an outstanding general dentist in your area.