Your tooth alignment is one of the more visible aspects of your smile. At Modern Dental, we employ orthodontics to straighten your teeth so you can enjoy a healthy smile and a proper bite.

Orthodontics is a field of dental specialty whose primary focus is correcting problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaws. There are a variety of treatment options available, but the goal of each orthodontic treatment is to correct problems such as:

  • Misaligned or crowded teeth
  • Gapped or spaced teeth
  • Problems with the bite (overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, etc.)

In addition to straightening your teeth and giving you a more beautiful smile, orthodontics also helps to improve your overall oral health. Your teeth are easier to keep clean with regular brushing and flossing when they are correctly aligned, which reduces your risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Properly aligned teeth and jaws also make it easier for you to chew, eat and speak properly.

If you have questions about orthodontics, we invite you to call our office today at (217) 698-3400. We will be happy to provide you with more information and help you make an appointment with our caring dentists in Springfield, Illinois.