Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including braces or Invisalign.
People usually think that orthodontics is a cosmetic or beautifying procedure. It’s not. Although it does improve the performance of your teeth and smile, orthodontics is necessary to fix abnormalities within the mouth area.
Orthodontics repairs the misalignment or malocclusion of your jaw, teeth, and bone structure. Malocclusion means teeth do not line up properly when the jaws close. Improper alignment of the teeth causes dental problems that can trigger additional health issues. Sometimes, when teeth are crooked or too close together, they become difficult to clean. Improper cleaning of the teeth leads to periodontal disease.
32 Pearls are Tacoma’s leading experts in dentistry. We straighten out malocclusion.
It’s common for people to go through their lives with mouth pain and misunderstand why they have it. Most people think the pain will subside, and they don’t do anything about it. Although the human body is not perfect, it is good at alerting you when something is wrong. Typically, pain around the head, mouth, and teeth alert you that Orthodontics could be a helpful solution.
Malocclusion means you could have difficulties doing ordinary everyday things like chewing, talking, or sleeping. Malocclusion is a misalignment in your mouth that leads to pain in your jaw, head, and neck. No one should endure the pain that is avoidable by visiting a dentist. We can help eliminate your jaw and mouth pain with orthodontics.
Avoid pain or discomfort in your mouth by receiving orthodontic care as early as possible. Children, teens, and adults all need to see the dentist regularly. The earlier in life one starts and gets regular check-ups, the less you have to go later in life.
How Does Orthodontics Work?
We retrain your mouth muscles to move in the right direction. Your teeth slowly move in tiny increments from the position they are in until they are straight. Orthodontics includes four qualities of care which are diagnosis, prevention, guidance, and correction.
The first thing we do is diagnose your symptoms and find out why your teeth are not properly aligning. The list below describes several common types of misalignments and symptoms.
- Protruding teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Missing teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Spacing issues
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Sensitivity to food issues
There are many different approaches to orthodontic treatment. We straighten your teeth with the help of Invisalign and sometimes use equipment known as fixed space maintainers or special fixed appliances. We’ve listed a few methods that fit into the category of orthodontics.
- Dental Bridges
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Dental Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Pediatric dentistry
- Periodontal therapy
- Restorative dentistry
Guidance and Prevention
We teach and guide you with preventative steps and enhance your at-home dental routine. We talk with you and provide educational material and tools. We monitor your progress and follow up when you need it. You will know how to take the right action towards healthy oral hygiene. We do all that we can to maximize your care.
At 32 Pearls, you get results.
After treatment with us, your pronunciation improves. You will make better sounds when speaking (or even singing). You get improved feedback from hot, cold, and pressure. In some cases, you can taste better and also have a better facial appearance.
It means your teeth become highly efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and performance-based.
A perfect smile doesn’t just look good; it means your teeth, jaw, and mouth work together accordingly.
32 Pearls stands out as a leader in the dental industry
Invisalign awarded Dr. Michael Bilikas Top 1% of Diamond Invisalign provider dentists. That means you are receiving the highest quality of care from an approved and award-winning Invisalign dentist.
The team at 32 Pearls is a dynamic group of professionals that provide “a care you can trust.” They consider you part of their family and treat patients with respect and courtesy.
The office is comfortable, and the seats are heated. We offer free parking, a warm welcome, and courteous answers to all of your dental questions.