Why Treat Crooked Teeth?
Your teeth may be crooked, your bite may not function correctly and your jaws may look unbalanced. When this occurs, crooked and crowded teeth become present and pose as a threat that is difficult to maintain. These problems can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and potential tooth loss. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and/or speaking, excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue, and the possibility of jaw joint disorders.
The emotional ramifications of an unattractive smile must be considered as well. When you look good, you feel good, and a healthy smile is a big part of looking good. Children and adults whose malocclusion, or "bad bites", is left untreated may go through life feeling self conscious, hiding their smiles with tight lips or a sheltering hand. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic - beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for people of all ages.
How to Correct the Problem.
Dr. Matunas uses braces and other corrective procedures to achieve tooth and jaw alignment.
Dr. Matunas is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.