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Bay Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

A perfectly aligned smile full of straight teeth is more than just better looking, it’s also better for your oral health, too. From its state-of-the-art facility in San Jose, California, Bay Dental Group provides exceptional orthodontic treatments for all of its patients looking for a better smile. Start straightening your teeth and jaw today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that’s focused on the proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. Orthodontic treatment typically involves using either removable or fixed appliances to shift your teeth and/or jaw into a better position in your mouth.

Some of the conditions that orthodontics treats include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

With orthodontics, the team at Bay Dental Group can make your smile more beautiful and more functional.

Why should I straighten my smile?

There are a number of benefits to straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment. Straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw are more cosmetically appealing, which can give you more confidence in your smile and boost your self-esteem.

But orthodontics isn’t just about aesthetically enhancing your smile, it’s also about improving your overall oral health. Crooked or crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean since there are nooks and crannies that might be more difficult for you to reach with your toothbrush and floss. When you straighten your smile, you make it easier to fully clean your mouth, which helps to prevent conditions like tooth decay and gum disease from developing.

A properly aligned jaw is also advantageous for your oral health. When your jaw is out of alignment, the force in your bite isn’t evenly distributed. This can lead to a number of troubling conditions, like excessive wear-and-tear on certain teeth and issues with your jaw, like TMJ disorder. By straightening your jaw, orthodontics can give you a more even bite that’s less prone to problems.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that Bay Dental Group recommends and provides for its teen and adult patients. It involves wearing a series of clear, plastic aligners that are designed from an impression of your mouth. Your aligners fit snugly over your teeth and gently push them into alignment, much like braces.

Unlike braces, however, you can remove your Invisalign aligners whenever you need to eat or brush or floss your teeth. This makes them an incredibly convenient treatment for patients who are looking for an orthodontic alternative to braces.

Don’t wait any longer to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted. Call Bay Dental Group or book a visit online and get started with your orthodontic treatment today.