When you think of orthodontics, what comes to mind? Most likely, you think of straightening your teeth and improving your smile. However, orthodontics can also be used to address facial asymmetry. As a leading orthodontic care provider in the area, Dr. Joe Moon is a specialist in correcting facial imbalances. So if you’ve ever wished you could achieve more balance in your complexion, our office has everything you need to know about how orthodontics can help.
What do orthodontic issues have to do with my facial asymmetry?
A surprisingly large amount! Misaligned teeth can cause your lower jaw to shift out of alignment, leading to a slightly crooked smile. This misalignment of the lower jaw can also cause an asymmetry in your facial features. Some of the most common issues that we treat at Moon Orthodontics are:
Overbites can be caused by a misalignment of the upper and lower jaw. This prevalent oral issue can cause the mouth to appear uneven when you smile, as one side may protrude further. Orthodontics can help provide your face with a fuller and more even appearance.
An underbite happens when the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth. This can cause facial asymmetry as your lower jaw is pushed forward, resulting in an uneven chin. Treatment can improve the bite to provide a more aligned facial structure.
A crossbite occurs when your upper back teeth are inside your lower back teeth. This can cause misalignment of your lower jaw due to an unnatural shift, leading to asymmetrical features. Treating this with orthodontics not only improves your appearance but also improves your oral health and helps with chewing and other daily activities.
Crowded teeth can make your lower jaw appear narrower than your upper jaw, creating facial asymmetry. Orthodontic treatment can help create space for your teeth, giving you a more even and balanced facial structure.
How can orthodontic treatment help?
At Moon Orthodontics, we specialize in correcting oral issues to improve facial symmetry. Dr. Moon’s comprehensive treatment plans can reposition the jaw and teeth to bring balance back to your face. Our treatments involve:
Traditional braces are a practical method for realigning and repositioning your teeth, bringing balance back to your smile. Braces can also help to move the lower jaw, creating a more even facial shape.
Clear braces are made of a semi-transparent ceramic material and are discreetly bonded to the front of your teeth. These transparent aligners will move your teeth into place without any noticeable metal brackets or wires. Clear braces are great for those who want subtle yet effective orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made trays that gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. This can help correct misalignment in the lower jaw and create a more balanced look.
In the rare cases of severe facial asymmetry, we may have to combine your orthodontic appliances with oral surgery for the best results. Dr. Moon can help you decide which treatment is suitable, providing personalized care.
Find balance in your smile and your facial structure.
At Moon Orthodontics, we understand how facial asymmetry can affect your confidence and self-esteem. We are committed to helping you achieve a balanced look, using the latest orthodontic techniques to restore harmony to your face. Contact Moon Orthodontics today to learn more about our orthodontic services and how they can help. Book a free consultation at one of our offices to start your journey toward a more confident you!