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Orthodontics in Scotch Plains, NJ

Kind Dental – 949 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Preventative Care Dentistry at Kind Dental in Scotch Plains

If you have alignment issues, an overbite, or some other problem with your teeth that you think an orthodontic treatment could help, stop by Kind Dental in Scotch Plains, NJ today and let one of our dentists take a look.

What to expect at your Kind Dental visit

When you go to the dentist, your treatment is decided by what part of the mouth is affected. Periodontics deal with the gums; endodontics deal with the teeth roots, and orthodontics deal with the outer structure and function of the teeth. Many patients need orthodontic treatment to correct an issue with the position of their teeth or fix a problem with their bite. Kind Dental offers orthodontics in Scotch Plains so that you don’t have to worry about your smile or your ability to enjoy the foods you love.

What Exactly Does Orthodontics Do?

Since orthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry, only some have to have these types of procedures performed. Suppose you have an issue with the position of your teeth, an overbite, underbite, or other alignment issues. In that case, we may refer you for treatment – even problems like grinding and clenching fall under orthodontics.

The most common procedure in orthodontics is having braces placed on your teeth. Braces and clear aligners help to reposition your teeth and correct bite-related issues, which is why they don’t fall under general dental care. The retainer you wear after having braces is also an orthodontic appliance.

If you play sports or have issues with clenching and grinding your teeth, TMJ, or jaw tension, you may be prescribed a specialized mouth guard to treat the issue, another option that falls under orthodontics. Most problems that involve the outside of the teeth will need to be treated by orthodontics. Your dentist will be the first to note these sorts of issues, though, and determine whether or not you need orthodontic treatment like braces or a mouthguard and then refer you for the proper appliance. Most problems can be corrected if treated early.

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