Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. The orthodontic treatments offered at Smiles at Murphy dental care office will help correct your smile. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.

The benefits of orthodontic treatments include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

Open Bite Case

This is an open bite case. This patient has problems with chewing, cleaning and esthetics. Note the nice bite and good looking smile when we are finished.

Mild Overbite Case

This patient has a problem with crowding complicated by a slight overbite. Note the nice generous smile when we are done with this case.

Very Crowded Teeth Case

The overcrowding of the teeth pushes out the upper canines, or eye teeth, and makes for a very unpleasant smile. When we are finished this patient has a classic “Julia Roberts” smile.