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Wheeler Orthodontic Treatment in Toledo and Archbold, Ohio
Orthodontic treatment in Toledo can correct crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, and even jaw problems. Fixing these types of issues can eliminate difficulties you might have with eating, speaking properly, or keeping your teeth clean.
Dr. Wheeler’s priority is to provide the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in Toledo, Ohio, and Archbold, Ohio areas. We provide orthodontic treatment as comfortably and efficiently as possible using state-of-the-art technology. We strive to ensure that our patients achieve their goals and have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime!
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a part of dentistry that cares for teeth and jaw abnormalities. Orthodontists diagnose and correct mal-positioned teeth, jaws, and misaligned bites. Orthodontic care uses a fixed appliance or aligners to move the teeth into their correct position. Generally, kids receive orthodontics the most, but more and more adults are getting braces today. Getting orthodontic treatment early on can help proper jaw growth as permanent teeth grow in.
What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?
Both dentists and orthodontists help patients with their oral health, but differently. Dentists specialize in caring for the teeth, gums, and nerves. Orthodontists focus solely on correcting the bite and straightening teeth.
What problems can orthodontic treatment correct?
There are many reasons people choose to see an orthodontist. Below we have listed some common dental issues that could benefit from orthodontics.
Jaw Problems: Serious jaw alignment problems can cause chewing and breathing issues. Having misaligned upper and lower teeth is uncomfortable and may cause temporomandibular joint disorder.
Cross-Bite: Some of the front teeth go behind the bottom teeth while the mouth is closed. A common sign of someone with a cross-bite is they often bite the insides of their cheeks. An orthodontist can correct this issue by using a palatal expander. Read more here.
Underbite: The lower jaw protrudes out past the upper jaw. Clearing up underbite problems is easy with traditional braces.
Overbite: The upper front teeth protrude over the lower jaw. In some cases, when the protrusion is quite pronounced, it can make the chin look small and weak.
Open Bite: This is often caused by thumb sucking or using a pacifier as a baby. This problem usually goes away once the permanent teeth come in. But, in some other cases, it doesn’t always correct itself. Wearing braces can quickly treat open bites. Click here to learn more.
Crooked Teeth: Crooked or misaligned teeth are easily straightened by orthodontics. Very often, these misalignments make patients self-conscious.
Chewing and Speech Issues: Misalignment of the teeth often cause chewing and speech issues in the jaws. These problems improve once teeth and jaws achieve alignment through braces.
Periodontal Disease: Having crooked teeth can make it difficult brushing and flossing properly. Poor hygiene leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Once the teeth are back into alignment, oral hygiene becomes much more manageable.
Midline Alignment Issues: A misaligned midline isn’t necessarily bad for your health. However, when the center lines of the top and bottom teeth line up, it dramatically improves the smile’s appearance.
Self-Confidence: Having crooked teeth can often make people self-conscious about their smiles. Covering a smile with an arm undoubtedly affects people socially, professionally, and personally.
Read this excellent review from Kayshov Agnihotri:
I got my braces a little more than a year ago and I’ve been going there for periodic checkups since then. Every time I’ve gone they’ve treated me with extreme hospitality. The nurses and office staff are always full of joy, and Dr. Wheeler himself is extraordinary at orthodontics. Everyone there works with extreme precision and quality and I have never even had to use wax to prevent irritation on my gums on the sides of the braces where the wires may poke your cheeks. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Carl H Wheeler for all your orthodontic needs as he and his staff will make your entire experience very relaxed and enjoyable while still handling your teeth and braces with care and precision.
How Dr. Wheeler Can Help
If you are interested in getting orthodontics treatment in Toledo or Archbold, Ohio, and want to feel great about your smile finally, call us at 419-473-1339 or email us. We would love to meet you, listen to your concerns about your smile and find a perfect treatment plan for you.