A person’s smile is often the first thing people notice about them. We tend to remember people’s smiles. A smile is so important, in fact, that we especially remember people who don’t smile. Your smile says a lot about you. It’s such a simple, everyday movement that it’s easy to forget how significant a smile can be. Babies smile without having to be taught. And who doesn’t love a wide, drooling, toothless grin on a baby? The point is: your smile is important. So important that it deserves the kind of care that only DiMarzio Orthodontics in the Quincy, Braintee, and Milton areas can provide. Additionally, here’s why you should trust your family’s smiles to an orthodontist.
A Personal Experience Unique to You
Your smile is like your fingerprint. It’s unique to you. Your teeth are different from your children’s teeth. The same is true for your parents’ teeth. And your neighbor’s teeth. Each set of teeth defines the person to whom the teeth belong. For that reason, Dr. DiMarzio and Dr. Marczak never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental woes. They will only offer treatments and solutions that you might actually need. You will never be upsold something simply for the doctor to make a sale.
After scheduling your free consultation, you’ll come into our office. Among the services we offer is a digital 3D scan of your teeth and jaw. The scan will show us the structure of your teeth underneath your gums. This is important because there’s more going on with your teeth than the naked eye can detect. The doctors will use this information to create a customized treatment plan to suit your specific needs. This leads us to the next reason why you should trust your family’s smiles to an orthodontist.
Regarding orthodontic intervention, early detection is the best means of prevention. The sooner we can find and identify a problem, the quicker we can find solutions for it. If you don’t see an orthodontist regularly, you might have tooth trouble that you’re unaware of. As mentioned above, one of the main reasons our team takes X-rays is to see what’s going on with your teeth, jaw, and the bones beneath them. You might think your teeth are fine. But an X-ray can show a potential problem that might become a serious problem in the future.
What Kinds of Problems Can Be Detected Early?
A litany of problems can afflict your teeth. When you entrust your family’s smiles to an orthodontist, you become aware of these problems. That’s the best way to remedy them – finding them early. It’s much easier to fix a small problem than it is to fix a big problem. Seems too simple, right? It is because it’s true! When you come into DiMarzio Orthodontics in Quincy, our team looks for problems like:
- Malocclusions: bad bites
- Bite complications: such as TMD (sometimes called “lockjaw”)
- Narrowing of the jaw
- Improper tooth growth
When you close your mouth, your upper teeth should overlap your lower teeth a little. That is a normal set for your bite. Malocclusions are “bad bites.” They occur when the teeth are out of alignment. Some examples of malocclusions include:
- Open bite: the top and bottom teeth do not overlap correctly
- Crowded teeth: teeth are too close together, resulting in too little space
- Overbite: the top teeth reach too far below the bottom teeth
- Underbite: the lower jaw sets in front of the upper jaw when the mouth is closed
- Crossbite: parts of the lower and upper teeth intersect
While your smile does involve your teeth, it entails much more than just your teeth. When you smile, there are bones, skin, nerves, and muscles that activate. Consider someone who suffers from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (often erroneously abbreviated as TMJ) or “lockjaw.” That person might have difficulty setting their teeth in a neutral position without pain. An orthodontist, like Dr. DiMarzio or Dr. Marczak, could treat a condition like this before it got worse.
Related to bite complications is a narrow jaw. If a jaw isn’t wide enough, your teeth will set asymmetrically. When the teeth are set incorrectly, they can become crowded. Teeth should have a bit of space between them. Crowding prevents this. If left untreated for too long, crowding can become painful.
Improper Tooth Growth
Just like any other part of your body, teeth should grow a particular way. If they don’t grow right, they might protrude from the gum at odd angles. If you don’t get help from an orthodontist, you might have a serious issue.
A Healthful Investment
Think of an orthodontist as a consultant for your overall health. Your smile deserves the best kind of care you can find. In the Quincy, Braintee, and Milton areas, that’s DiMarzio Orthodontics. When you come into our office, you’re doing a lot more than getting exams and routine cleanings. You’re investing in your health and your future. You’re making a deposit in the present and you’re expecting a return on that deposit. With interest compounded.
Therefore if you’re struggling in silence with an orthodontic issue, reach out to our team at DiMarzio Orthodontics. Your future self will thank you. Go here for a free consultation. Unsure about coming into the office? No trouble at all! Visit us here for a virtual consultation.