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Orthodontics And Your Oral Health

Orthodontics And Your Oral HealthOrthodontic services are just part of the comprehensive line of dental services that we provide at Shine Dental Associates of the North Shore. This area of dentistry focuses on treating the irregularities of the patient’s jaw and teeth such as alignment and occlusion (the contact teeth make with one another) as well as the use of corrective braces. Our goal is to provide you with a perfect smile by correcting a variety of different issues such as:

  • crooked teeth
  • crossbite, openbite, overbite, and underbite
  • gaps and spacing between teeth
  • over-crowding
  • protruding upper teeth

However, maintaining good dental and oral health is essential to the success of these different orthodontic treatments. Unfortunately, many patients tend to neglect or overlook this as time goes by during the corrective process.

Our orthodontists will always recommend following a good at-home regimen where this is concerned in order to maintain your dental and oral health during treatment. This also makes it easier for our dentists and orthodontists to evaluate the control of plaque build-up and assess the state of your overall oral health in the process. However, it is vital to realize why certain orthodontic treatments are so important. Naturally, the above issues can be corrected with the correct procedure or treatment, but this is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

When your teeth are properly aligned, it is much easier to clean them by brushing and flossing after every meal. In turn, this will make your teeth less susceptible to periodontal (gum) disease and more resistant to tooth decay. The proper alignment of your teeth can also prevent jaw and tooth discomfort resulting from improper wear and tear. For instance, chronic head, jaw, and neck pain can also be treated with certain orthodontic procedures.

If you feel that you may be a candidate for any of our orthodontic services or that braces may be in your future, we urge you to contact Shine Dental Associates of Long Island today and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Please schedule an appointment with us so we can determine if orthodontic services can successfully correct your dental issues.

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