Having a misaligned smile can negatively impact your confidence as well as your oral health. When left untreated, malocclusion will increase your risk of countless medical issues ranging from chronic pain to severe tooth infections. These are just a few of the reasons why it is so important to see our orthodontist in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville to learn more about your treatment options for quickly and safely straightening your smile.
The Long-Term Consequences of Malocclusion
Many people ignore misaligned teeth because they believe it is not a big deal. Unfortunately, this can lead to quite a few serious issues over the years. As time goes on and the teeth become more misaligned, all other parts of the patient’s mouth and skull will begin to change. Some of the most common side effects of untreated malocclusion include chipped teeth, periodontal disease, tooth infections, weakened bones, gum lacerations, and chronic pain. While the process might sound daunting, orthodontic treatments are more effective than ever. Some patients can completely restore their smile in as little as a few months.
Am I Ready for Orthodontic Treatment?
Our team at Pack Orthodontics has helped countless patients in Murfreesboro, Shelbyville and surrounding areas take care of serious oral health issues such as overcrowding, overbites, underbites, gaps in between the teeth, and teeth that have come in at an improper angle. While some treatments can be carried out before all of one’s permanent teeth are in, most long-term treatments are not considered until all the baby teeth have fallen out. We will also need to take a closer look at the state of your mouth to make sure you have no serious health complications that will affect the treatment. Once those steps have been taken care of, we can then come up with a treatment plan.
Popular Treatment Options
Metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment at our office in Murfreesboro due to their durability and effectiveness. These devices can be used to treat practically any form of malocclusion, and they stand up very well to daily abuse. For patients who would like a more discreet treatment option, clear braces are another common choice.
Talk to Our Orthodontist
There is no single treatment that will work for everyone. Some patients have severe malocclusion that requires multiple procedures over the course of a few years. Those who have minor issues might need nothing more than a pair of retainers they can wear at night. Since there are so many choices, it is important to find an experienced orthodontist who puts their patients first at all times. Dr. Pack and the team at Pack Orthodontics are here to help you come up with a treatment plan that meets your medical needs as well as your personal preferences. We have offices in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more.