Addressing orthodontic concerns is more than just improving the appearance of your smile, but it is also about correcting problems that affect your oral health and the comfort of your bite. Finding the right solution for your concerns can help you achieve a more balanced smile and improve long term dental health.
Dr. Scott McElroy offers personalized orthodontic treatment plans for children, teens, and adults in San Ramon, CA. Whether you are dealing with a minor or complex orthodontic concern, we can assess your needs and create a plan that is right for you. Orthodontics can successfully restore the health and stability of your smile, providing not only straighter teeth but a more stable and comfortable bite.
Common Orthodontic Concerns
At McElroy Orthodontics, we take pride in providing modern orthodontics and conservative solutions for a wide range of dental problems. From misaligned and crooked teeth to complex bite disorders, Dr. McElroy can provide an orthodontic evaluation, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment plans to address your needs and improve your smile.
Crooked teeth are a common dental concern that can compromise your dental health. Straightening crooked teeth can lead to better oral health. In many cases, straighter teeth are easier to clean, less likely to develop tooth decay and tooth damage, and also minimize your risk of developing gingivitis and gum disease. Patients with severely crooked teeth may receive jaw surgery treatment.
A deep bite occurs when the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are closed. By correcting a deep bite, we can help improve your dental function and restore your ability to eat and chew comfortably again.
Poor dental habits such as thumb sucking, gum disease, dental trauma, premature tooth loss, can contribute to the development of an open bite. An open bite is marked by the upper and lower front teeth not making contact when biting down. There can be a gap or opening between both arches of teeth when the jaw is closed.
Some patients may experience orthodontic relapse years after completing their orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic relapse occurs when the teeth shift after a patient has undergone and completed orthodontic treatment. We can offer further treatment as well as retainers to keep teeth in place.
An overbite occurs when the upper teeth push out farther than the lower teeth. When left untreated, an overbite can cause tension and pain in the jaw and may even affect oral development in children. Invisalign, traditional braces, Clarity braces, and orthodontic appliances may be used to correct an overbite.
An underbite is when the lower jaw protrudes further out than the upper arch of teeth. It is often caused by genetics, a large jaw, and tooth overcrowding. Treating an underbite not only reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease but also alleviates jaw pain.
Contact Our San Ramon, CA Orthodontist Office
Visit McElroy Orthodontics for the care you need. We can evaluate your smile and determine which solutions are right for you. Call (925) 386-2208 or schedule an appointment with Dr. McElroy on our website. Our office serves patients in Danville and San Ramon, California.