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In orthodontics, the name of the game is “Getting Good Bites”. No, that’s not a restaurant ad. This is about having straighter teeth, as well as the proper contact between your upper and lower teeth (i.e. your bite). Straight teeth are more than just aesthetically pleasing; they actually make chewing, speaking and cleaning your teeth easier and can greatly impact your long-term dental health.

Here are some instances where you’ll definitely want to see an orthodontist:

-Crowded teeth
-Teeth with gaps
-Protruding teeth
-A maladaptive bite

Dr. Timothy Yu, our orthodontist, has the know-how to make any crooked smile straight. He also has patience; these issues can take time to fix. Braces are the most common orthodontic appliance. Braces are composed of wires and brackets that are used to slowly push and pull your teeth into alignment. Braces will be on your teeth anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on your bite and your oral care routine. Retainers, headgear, and aligners are other examples of possible appliances we might recommend.

Would you like to learn more about orthodontics? Call Red Mountain Family Dental at 480-641-4165 in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu and our capable staff have the education and experience to turn your smile into perfection.