Braces are one of the main orthodontic tools to help straighten and align teeth. Orthodontists and other dental professionals use braces to help get their client’s teeth to the ideal alignment, known as occlusion.
The misalignment of teeth is known as malocclusion. Malocclusion is defined as the misalignment between the upper and lower dental arches. Three separate classes, Class I, Class II, and Class III, are used to determine and describe misalignment.
The Hoboken, New Jersey, dentists at Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates can help you determine if you need braces or may benefit from another treatment option, such as Invisalign. Both braces and Invisalign offer several benefits beyond straightened teeth and a better smile.
Teeth that are improperly aligned can contribute to numerous oral health problems, including:
- Jaw pain/temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Speech impediments
- Gum disease and tooth decay
- Grinding and crunching of teeth
Whether braces or Invisalign is the best treatment option for you will depend on a number of individual factors, including the type and extent of your malocclusion. Our accomplished team of dental professionals can help determine the right treatment for your unique condition.
If you would like to learn more about correcting bite problems with braces or Invisalign, please contact Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates. We welcome patients from Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey.