Orthodontic issues can negatively impact health in many ways. From affecting self-confidence to making it harder to bite and chew food, orthodontic irregularities and conditions can cause a great deal of suffering. Luckily, Villanova Dental Studio can help. We offer everything from Invisalign® braces to effective treatments for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. When you come to us with an orthodontic issue, you can trust the experts at Villanova Dental Studio to help you get the perfect smile.
Overcrowding of Teeth
When teeth grow too close together, it causes overcrowding. This can cause a chain reaction of adverse effects on your oral health. First, it disrupts your bite, which can cause your mouth to rest at an angle and affect your jawbone. Additionally, overcrowded teeth are more likely to decay because it can be challenging to clean them thoroughly. Learn more about our orthodontic solutions for overcrowding.
Crooked teeth are a common orthodontic issue. Most people have at least one tooth that grew in at an angle. This is exactly what orthodontic solutions are intended to solve. Straightening all your teeth can be accomplished in different ways, from traditional braces to the almost-invisible clear Invisalign® aligners. Learn more about straightening crooked teeth.
An overbite is when the top row of teeth sticks out beyond the bottom row when your jaw is relaxed. This can be a result of genetics or simply the way your jaw developed. Whatever the cause, we have many solutions to ensure the proper alignment of your upper and lower jaw. Not only will this help perfect your smile, it can also prevent many future jaw-related problems. Learn more about overbite treatments.
An underbite is when the bottom row of teeth extends in front of the top row. An underbite is a precursor to more severe issues like TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and speech difficulties. We can treat an underbite in different ways, such as using traditional braces. Learn more about underbite.
A patient develops an “open” bite when their teeth grow in a manner that prevents the upper and lower front teeth from touching when the mouth is closed. This misalignment can cause many issues, from pain when eating to interfering with speech. Our orthodontic solutions can completely realign the teeth of patients with open bites. Learn more about our open bite solutions.
When a patient’s top front teeth cover their bottom row of teeth when they close their mouth, they have a deep bite. A deep bite can be especially bothersome because it can cause sores inside the mouth and increase wear on the teeth. We can correct deep bites with palatal expanders, two-phase treatments, and Invisalign® or traditional braces. Learn more about our treatments for a deep bite.
The grinding of your teeth can cause significant damage to your teeth and jaw. Teeth grinding can have different causes, from being a bad habit to a muscular disorder. Unlike many habits, this is one that medical intervention can help you break. Learn more about our treatments for teeth grinding.
Many headaches actually have their roots in problems that our office can treat with orthodontic solutions. In fact, patients regularly find that, once they fix their underlying orthodontic concerns, their headaches disappear. Irregular dental formations can create a strain on the surrounding muscles and facial structure. This can aggravate—or even cause—headaches. Learn more about dental headaches.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder, is caused by a jaw dysfunction. It can cause pain when chewing and result in the jaw clicking or even locking. Headaches are also a common symptom of TMJ disorder. We have specialized technology that helps us precisely pinpoint the areas of tension in your jaw so we can alleviate the problem. Learn more about TMJ disorder.
Oral hygiene is easier for some than others. Based on your dental problems, you may need a customized oral hygiene plan. Oral hygiene also becomes more important when you need to protect restorative dental work or braces. Learn more about oral hygiene.
Retainers encourage the long-term success of orthodontic solutions like braces, but they need proper care so they can do their job for years to come. We teach each patient how to properly care for their retainer to ensure they never need to replace it. Learn more about retainer care.
Emergency Orthodontic Care
When a part of your braces or permanent retainer breaks, you need somewhere you can go immediately to get it fixed. We offer emergency care to help you repair any unexpected damage involving braces or other orthodontic equipment. Learn more about our emergency orthodontic care.