If you are considering going to an orthodontic dentist or orthodontic dentistry office, you should know what services they can offer for you and your child. This includes but is not limited to straightening your teeth, straightening your jaw, and helping any jaw disorders that may cause you pain.


One of the best reasons to go to an orthodontist is that they can help straighten the teeth of your child. This can not only help their self-esteem but also prevent future problems as misaligned teeth can cause health issues down the line by negatively affecting your jaw or teeth with excessive wear and tear. Additionally, some people with crooked teeth find they have trouble speaking as clearly as their peers due to their misalignment. If any of these problems concern you, you should consider visiting an orthodontist. They can help fit your child with braces or other teeth support to straighten their teeth over time.


Another great reason to visit an orthodontist is that they can straighten the jaw of you or your child and fix overbites, underbites, and other problems with the jaws. Many times, these jaw issues are minor and do not need to be handled by an orthodontist. However, these jaw problems can also lead to issues down the line depending on the severity, such as gum or mouth damage, tooth decay, and sometimes speech problems. If you are concerned about any of these problems, consider visiting an orthodontist to discuss your worries. They can determine if the jaw of you or your child is a problem or not, and work with you if it is.


Finally, one great reason to visit an orthodontist is that they can help you with your temporomandibular (TM) disorders, including those that affect the temporomandibular joint. Not only can they help determine how the TMD developed, but they can treat it to some extent as well. This can include non-surgical treatments, such as alleviating bruxism or teeth grinding at night, and some surgical treatments if necessary. They can also refer you to other specialists that can help alleviate the pain above and beyond orthodontic treatments, and prescribe medication to alleviate any pain from the TMD. This can apply to both children and adults.

If you or your child is having problems with their teeth or jaw, consider visiting an orthodontist or an orthodontic dentistry office for help. They can straighten your teeth, your jaw, and even help alleviate the pain and discomfort from TMD.