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Orthodontics is the name for that wonderful branch of dentistry concerned with turning bad bites into good bites. And no, I’m not talking about making your food taste better. In dentistry, your “bite” refers to the contact between your upper and lower teeth. Straight teeth that meet properly make it much easier for you to chew and speak well.

Here are some examples of common teeth problems for which to see an orthodontist:
-Crowded teeth
-Teeth that are spaced too far apart
-Protruding teeth
-An excessive overbite: when your upper teeth extend too far out over your lower teeth
-An excessive underbite: when your lower teeth extend too far out from your upper teeth

Orthodontists have the knowledge and tools to treat all of these issues. They also have patience, as these issues take time to fix. Braces, retainers and Invisalign aligners are all examples of possible long-term appliances your orthodontist might recommend.

If you are interested in taking a bite into orthodontics, call Prime Family Dental at 602-237-8880 in Laveen, AZ. Dr. Andrew Lewis and his expert team have the education and experience to fit your teeth with beautiful Invisalign aligners. If you need further orthodontic expertise, we can recommend an orthodontist in the area who can help straighten your smile.