What Is it?
A very important aspect of oral health is making sure that your teeth and jaw are properly aligned. For those of us that do not naturally have a proper bite, we rely on Orthodontics to correct any and all alignment issues. This includes treating various aspects of facial growth like the shape and development of the jawbone.
How Can You Benefit?
An improper bite can be far worse than it sounds due to the multitudes of potential issues that result from it. Teeth that do not fit together are harder to clean, putting you at greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. It also causes extra stress on your chewing muscles, which leads to more extreme issues such as: neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches, and/or TMJ Disorder. Orthodontics, when properly applied, can prevent or alleviate all of these issues. Aside from a beautiful smile, you have much to gain from Orthodontic treatment.
How do you know if you need it?
If you have ANY concerns about crowded or crooked teeth, spaces between teeth, bite problems or any other issue related to the alignment of your teeth or jaw then you should consult a dental health professional at your earliest convenience. Dr. Kevin McCurry is incredibly well educated and experienced in Orthodontics. He can accurately diagnose the problems that you do have, and he will know exactly what treatment is necessary.