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Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontics help people of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles! Effective, comprehensive orthodontic treatment addresses overall functionality and bite alignment in addition to safely straightening teeth. The experienced doctors at Kristo Orthodontics have years of additional specialized training beyond dental school to learn the proper way to correct jaw alignment and move and straighten teeth to create confident, healthy smiles that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.


In addition to boosting self-esteem and confidence, orthodontic treatment decreases your risk of future and potentially costly dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, and even injury to teeth and jaw joints. Improperly aligned teeth and jaws, or “malocclusions”, come in many forms. Here are some of the most common:


An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.



Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.



The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.



Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion. Often, with orthodontics, tooth-removal can be avoided.


The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.



The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.



Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.



This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

If you have any of the above concerns, we can help! Contact us today to learn how the specialists at Kristo Orthodontics can help improve your smile, your health, and your life!