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Why Is Orthodontic Treatment Important?

Orthodontic treatment, including retainers, braces, and clear aligners, like Invisalign, is used to straighten your teeth. This type of treatment is commonly started in the pre-teen or teenage years but is also offered to adults who may need it. 

Dental Issues Treated with Orthodontics

While orthodontic treatment may feel like a burden that lasts for several months or a few years, it is crucial to fixing dental issues such as:

  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth (spaced too close together)

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

When you undergo orthodontic treatment, the results of your treatment can provide you with benefits that will improve your life and your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment will help straighten your teeth and correct spacing issues with will help give you more pride in your appearance. This pride will help you be more confident, which can make you more outgoing and encourage you to try new things. With a straighter smile, you can put your best face forward!

In addition to increased confidence, orthodontic treatment also makes maintaining good oral health easier. Brushing and flossing your teeth is easier when your teeth are straight, allowing you to get a more thorough clean. With regular oral hygiene routine, you can protect your teeth from conditions such as gingivitis, plaque build-up, and tooth decay. With proper orthodontic treatment, you can avoid conditions such as:

  • Tooth loss
  • Impaired Speech
  • Dental caries
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Gingivitis (gum disease)

When your teeth are not properly aligned, not only is caring for your teeth more difficult, it can also make tasks like eating difficult. When your teeth are not aligned properly, you may avoid some of the more difficult foods, which tend to be healthy foods. If you have trouble chewing, you may opt to eat softer, less nutritious food such as ice cream. With straighter teeth, you can improve your nutrition with a better ability to eat crunchy foods like apples, stringy foods like chicken, and even chewy snacks like raisins. 

Schedule Your Orthodontic Exam Today

At King Orthodontics, we take providing in providing our patients with high-quality orthodontic care to help them achieve a straighter, more confident smile. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment. 

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I have 4 children who are patients of King Orthodontics and we always look forward to our visits. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is kind, & courteous. To top it off, we have never had to wait more than 10 minutes or so! Dr. King... and Dr. Bryan, are kind and knowledgeable and easily accessible too. I can’t say enough about this practice!

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I just wanted to take a minute to write and let you know what a wonderful addition Dr. DeMiria is to your office. I was in twice this week and saw Dr. DeMiria on Monday for the first time. She is absolutely wonderful - just so nice and she really seems to be invested in her patients. The entire staff at Wexford office is wonderful and Dr. DeMiria is just icing on the cake.

Jen R, Pittsburgh PA

I absolutely love King Orthodontics!! The staff are so friendly and actually care about you and your teeth. Almost everyone who works there knows you by name which is very uncommon for a place with so many patients. It is so worth the hour drive it takes me to get there. I would highly recommend King Orthodontics to anyone!!!!!

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