Conditions Treated By Braces Specialist

Omni Dental Specialty

General Dentistry & Orthodontist located in Oxnard, CA

Crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and misaligned teeth are all conditions treated by braces. If you’re unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of your smile, orthodontic treatment is worth considering. At Omni Dental Specialty in Oxnard, California, the team of expert orthodontists regularly works with patients of all ages to correct orthodontic conditions treated by braces. Affordable Braces for all ages- We approve everyone for financing, if you’re interested to see if you’re a candidate for braces, request a consultation today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Conditions Treated by Braces

What are braces?

Dental braces are orthodontic devices used to align and straighten your teeth. They can also help position your bite, correct gaps and spaces between your teeth, and improve your oral hygiene. If you are embarrassed when you laugh, speak, or smile, you may benefit from orthodontic treatment with braces. 

What are some conditions treated by braces?

At Omni Dental Specialty, the team regularly uses braces to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

The team might also recommend orthodontic treatment with braces if you have an underbite or overbite. 

How do braces treat crowded teeth?

Overcrowding occurs when there isn’t enough space in your mouth to support all of your teeth. When this happens, your teeth press against one another, which can cause some to sit higher than others. It can also cause your teeth to push each other out of alignment, making them difficult to access, brush, or floss. 

Braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to apply constant pressure to crowded teeth. Over time, this causes them to move into their proper position, straightening your teeth, and aligning your smile. 

How do braces treat gapped teeth?

If you have gaps or spaces between your teeth, you might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with braces. Sometimes, gaps develop between your teeth due to your genetics; other times, they occur as a result of your unique mouth structure. No matter the cause of the gaps between your teeth, braces can help. 

Traditional braces use the tension of wires, brackets, and rubber bands to slowly but surely pull your teeth together. By wearing braces for a period of between 12-18 months, you can achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

How do braces treat misaligned teeth?

Misalignment, also known as malocclusion, causes your teeth to rotate or twist. You’re more likely to have misaligned teeth if you were born with a cleft palate, or you’ve suffered a previous jaw injury. 

Fortunately, dental braces can address and improve this common problem. Traditional braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to move your teeth gently into place over an extended period. Braces can also lower your risk of tooth decay and limit pain caused by misalignment.

Can braces correct bite problems?

Yes. The team at Omni Dental Specialty also uses braces to correct several different bite problems, including:

  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

If you want to have an orthodontic treatment plan designed just for you, make an appointment with the team at Omni Dental Specialty today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.