May 24th, 2017
It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and you might wonder why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist. Here are six really good reasons why only an orthodontist should treat you or your child:
1) You only want to do this once, right?
Everyone knows an orthodontist’s goals are straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. We also know that teeth always desire to return to their original position and understand that retainer choices are based on the original position of the teeth.
2) Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.
You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of the problem in three dimensions. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to delve deep to discover the root of the issue and solve it in a way that is healthy and sustainable-- for an attractive smile and a lasting result.
3) Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.
Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your soft tissue facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how tooth movement relates to the face and future growth changes and are instructed in school to take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.
4) Orthodontists can recommend the right treatment for you.
There are a lot of treatment options available nowadays, but only an orthodontist has the specialized knowledge to identify all the possible issues and outcomes that may arise from each treatment, and then customize a unique treatment plan for each and every patient. The bottom line: we know what’s possible and when to use certain treatment techniques because we are specially trained to work with these tools every single day.
5) Orthodontists and their office team are specialists.
After their dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. While in this program, we study not only tooth movement, but also jaw growth and ways to use growth to change misaligned jaws. Our clinical staff are also trained professionals, required to be certified and registered in the State of New Jersey. Our team practices orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.
6) Orthodontists understand the value of a good night’s sleep.
Orthodontists are trained in the importance of an open airway. Recent research shows that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can contribute to poor scores in school and prolonged bed wetting. Strong clinical evidence also exists showing sleep deprived patients are sometimes misdiagnosed as having Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Instructed in airway management, orthodontists use dental devices to open narrow airways to achieve more restful sleep.
Morrone & Kaye Orthodontics has locations in Moorestown and Mount Holly, New Jersey, and serves the surrounding towns of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade, Lumberton, Burlington Township, Eastampton, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.
Our friendly team is waiting to answer any of your questions and start you or your child on a path to a gorgeous smile. Call us at 856-234-4044 (Moorestown), 609-267-1221 (Mount Holly), or check out our website morroneandkaye.com. We look forward to meeting you!