When teeth are misaligned, they can cause a variety of issues. Malocclusions can impact the appearance of the smile, but they also make it harder to clean teeth and impact the function of the jaw. Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on improving bite and tooth alignment for a healthier, more attractive smile. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer advanced options in orthodontic treatment for teens and adults at our dental center in Spokane Valley.
Genetics, health, injuries and childhood habits can all affect bite and tooth alignment. Children’s teeth growth should be monitored from the time the first baby tooth arrives to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed. It is estimated that almost half of adolescents or teens have a misaligned bite and should have orthodontic treatment, but up to 75% can benefit from teeth straightening.
Adults also need orthodontic treatment. Many adults did not receive orthodontic treatment as a teen and want to straighten their smile. Others may have had braces when younger but did not maintain their smile by wearing a retainer. About 20% of orthodontic patients are adults who are ready to improve their smile and oral health.
Braces and Clear Aligners
At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments that are designed to be less invasive than traditional braces. While metal braces are effective, they can also be unattractive and uncomfortable. Our dentists can evaluate you or your child’s teeth and alignment to determine what treatment options are available for your needs. Our dental center offers different treatments that can achieve a straighter, healthier smile, including:
With the right orthodontics, a straight, beautiful smile is possible. We have options that are very discreet, almost invisible, as well as quick solutions to shorten the orthodontic treatment time.
If you live in Spokane, Post Falls, ID, or near Spokane Valley, come see us at Liberty Lake Smile Source for orthodontic treatment. We offer clear aligners and braces at our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA. Contact our office to book your orthodontic consultation – we accept most dental insurance plans and financing is available.