Everyone wants to have a picture-perfect smile. The problem is knowing if and when you need to go to an orthodontist to help you achieve your goal. Orthodontic treatment may be considered an adolescent endeavor best undertaken early in life, but that is more of a perception than it is a reality. More than 20 percent of people in America who visit an orthodontist are adults. Dr. Rosen and the team at Jacqueline G. Rosen, DDS, MS, PC Orthodontics treat their adult patients in the Lake Forest, IL area successfully with a variety of orthodontic treatment approaches.
Seeing an orthodontist not only improve your smile cosmetically; it also improves your overall dental health. Many people don’t realize this or they think orthodontics is simply for cosmetic purposes. Orthodontic treatments with Dr. Rosen can improve your oral health and brighten your smile.
Do I need to see an orthodontist?
To help you get straight teeth and a healthy mouth, here are some tips from Dr. Rosen for knowing if and when you need an orthodontist in Lake Forest, IL.
One indicator that you need an orthodontist is if you have a “malocclusion”. In other words, your teeth are not straight. Orthodontists specialize in the alignment of teeth, and you need one if you want to straighten your teeth. Misalignment of teeth can come in many common cases including gaping teeth, misaligned jaws, overcrowding, and more. Other than your teeth not being “ready for their closeup,” these issues could also be causing more serious health problems. Misaligned teeth affect your overall oral hygiene and health by making regular brushing and flossing more difficult. They also may be causing tooth decay or gum disease.
Another indicator that you need an orthodontist is if you are experiencing pain in your mouth. Many times, painful orthodontic issues can be fixed by your orthodontist by using one of the types of braces like traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners, a retainer, or some other orthodontic technique. If you are an orthodontic patient, or if you are a candidate for treatment, and you are experiencing pain of any degree, Dr. Rosen says that you should see an orthodontist as soon as possible so the problem can be addressed and your pain can be relieved.
Listen to Your Dentist
If your dentist suggests you consult an orthodontist, take his or her advice. Dentists are usually the first ones to spot any problem areas in or around your teeth and mouth. While a dentist may notice these issues first, an orthodontist is needed to treat and correct the problem. Orthodontists are specialists in the alignment of teeth and are qualified more to fix any misalignment issues than dentists are.
Schedule an Assessment
Say you just want to check out how healthy your teeth and mouth are. It is never too soon or too late to visit Dr. Rosen to assess how your teeth are growing in or have grown in, if orthodontics is something to consider now or in the future, or if any other serious orthodontic problems might benefit from an early intervention.
Whether you are considering cosmetic orthodontics, or if you are looking into finding an orthodontist around Lake Forest, IL for better oral health, Dr. Rosen will improve and correct your smile at Jacqueline G. Rosen, DDS, MS, PC Orthodontics. To find out if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, to ask any questions, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosen, contact Jacqueline G. Rosen, DDS, MS, PC Orthodontics at: 847-215-9971
Dr. Rosen is the expert orthodontist of Jacqueline G. Rosen, DDS, MS, PC Orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Buffalo Grove, IL, Deerfield, IL, Lake Forest, IL, Highwood IL, Northbrook, IL, or the 60045 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Rosen contact Jacqueline G. Rosen, DDS, MS, PC Orthodontics at: 847-215-9971