O’Fallon Dentist Shares Information About Why Structural Orthodontic Treatment Is Beneficial

Written by Dr. Brace on May 3, 2022

Orthodontic treatment is about so much more than simply improving the way that your smile looks. The truth is that optimizing the alignment of your smile can improve your oral health and minimize unnecessary dental wear and tear. Keep reading to get more information from our O’Fallon dentists

Structural Orthodontic Treatment 

Orthodontic treatment has more applications than the purely aesthetic. While there are undoubtedly cosmetic benefits to straightening your smile, there are also a number of benefits to your oral health. When we talk about “structural orthodontics” we are talking about the ways that orthodontic care can improve how your smile functions and fits together.

Common Applications

For example, orthodontic treatment can be particularly beneficial for those patients who have overbites, underbites, or crossbites. This type of treatment can also help people with TMJ disorder find lasting relief. Structural orthodontics refines how your top and bottom teeth come together to improve your smile as a whole.

Considerations  

If you are purely looking to achieve aesthetic results, there are a number of aesthetic treatments that may be faster alternatives to orthodontics. Also, we need to make sure that component parts of your smile are healthy enough to undergo orthodontic treatment. We may recommend, for example, that you treat existing cavities or replace aging crowns before embarking on orthodontic care.

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists are here to help you understand all of your treatment options. So, to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team by calling our office or using the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry. We look forward to speaking with you!