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Issues Corrected with Orthodontic Treatment

Would you like to improve your smile but aren't sure if orthodontic treatment can help? Dr. Yati Yadav, your Peoria and Glendale, AZ, bracesdentist at Your Family Dentist, PC, discusses the issues that braces can correct.

Too much/too little space

Orthodontic treatment is every effective in closing gaps between teeth and realigning teeth that have become crooked due to crowding.

Shifting teeth

Wondering what happened to your perfect smile? Grinding or clenching your teeth, gum disease, tooth loss and aging can cause your teeth to shift. Braces offer a simple way to realign your teeth and restore your smile.

Overbites and underbites

Overbites occur when your upper teeth protrude too far over your lower teeth, while underbites happen because your lower teeth extend too far. Both conditions respond very well to orthodontic treatment.

Open bite

Do all of your upper teeth make contact with your lower teeth when you eat? If they don't, you have an open bite, a dental condition that can be easily corrected with braces.


When alignment issues affect both your upper and lower teeth, you have a crossbite. Although you may worry that your issues are so severe that nothing will help, orthodontic treatment can make a dramatic difference in your smile and bite.

Braces do more than improve your appearance

Many people undergo orthodontic treatment because they don't like the way their teeth look. Although braces definitely improve your appearance, they also offer several other important benefits. If your teeth don't come together properly when you bite or chew, you may damage your other teeth or experience enamel erosion, gum disease and even lacerations in your mouth.

A bad bite can also cause jaw stiffness and headaches and increase your risk of developing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a painful condition that affects the bones, ligaments and tendons in your jaw joints. In some cases, orthodontic issues may be so severe that it's difficult to chew or speak clearly. Orthodontic treatment in Peoria and Glendale addresses the source of your issues while also improving your appearance.

Would you like to find out if orthodontic treatment is a good option for you? Call Dr. Yadav, your Peoria and Glendale, AZ, dentist at Your Family Dentist, PC, at (623) 878-3300 to schedule your appointment.