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1001 Illini Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611

Orthodontics in East Peoria, IL

Crooked teeth, visible gaps, and bite problems can make you want to hide your smile, but dental orthodontics can give you the grin you’ve always wanted.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that pertains to altering the placement of teeth and jawbones that are not positioned correctly. Improper bites and misaligned teeth are more vulnerable to decay and periodontal diseases. Orthodontic problems may also lead to headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms. Key benefits of orthodontics include a more attractive smile, improved self-esteem, and better long-term oral health.

What Is an Orthodontist?

Dentists who specialize in orthodontics are called orthodontists. A typical orthodontic specialist receives at least two years of additional training in orthodontics after graduating from dental school. Orthodontists treat children and adults of all ages using a variety of devices and systems designed to reposition teeth. Your general dentist may refer you to an orthodontic specialist for treatment with braces, space maintainers, and other dental appliances. To learn more about orthodontics in East Peoria, contact us today.

What Does an Orthodontist Do?

Orthodontic specialists relieve oral symptoms and improve the function and appearance of teeth by treating the following conditions:

  • Overbites or “buck teeth”
  • Underbites
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Spacing problems
  • Tooth-crowding
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
  • Crooked or rotated teeth

What Is Orthodontic Treatment?

After performing a comprehensive evaluation, an orthodontics specialist develops a detailed treatment plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs. Possible treatments include orthodontic braces, invisible aligner trays, retainers, space maintainers, lip and cheek bumpers, night guards, palatal expanders, and other orthodontic appliances. Most treatments take several weeks or months to produce effects. Some appliances require frequent adjustments as your condition improves, so you may be visiting your local orthodontics clinic often.

What Is the Cost of Orthodontics?

The cost for orthodontic treatment can vary widely depending on the extent and complexity of your condition and the time needed to correct it. If you’re worried about the cost of orthodontics putting a strain on your budget, call us to discuss our payment plans, discounts, and flexible options. We can make getting affordable orthodontics in East Peoria easier so that you can focus on gaining a beautiful new smile.

How Can I Find an Orthodontist Near Me?

Changing the structure of your teeth and jaw is an important task that must be approached with knowledge and care. The right dentist orthodontist will work with you closely to find the ideal treatment for straightening your teeth, improving your chewing and speaking abilities, and creating facial balance. If you or your children need treatment with orthodontic appliances, we can help you find an orthodontist in your area with the skill and expertise to ensure the best results in the shortest possible amount of time. Contact us today to be connected with one of our experienced orthodontics specialists today.

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