Occlusion is a term that refers to the alignment of teeth. Ideally, the teeth should fit easily in the mouth without crowding or spacing issues, but no one is born with a straight smile. The teeth won’t be able to perform their vital functions if they are misaligned. Which is why Dr. Cynthia Wong of Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics offers several orthodontic methods to fix improper alignment and a crowded smile.
Tooth crowding occurs from genetic and environmental factors. Treatment options for children and adults will differ depending on the size of the jaw. Sometimes the mouth is simply too small to handle the teeth that have erupted. In addition to correcting the problem with orthodontic treatment, Dr. Wong may suggest a palatal expander, a space maintainer, or with tooth extractions.
If you have questions or concerns regarding orthodontic treatment or treatment for weak teeth, please give us a call. To learn more the services we provide, visit www.drcynthiawong.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Wong Orthodontics in Orland Park, IL, call 708-444-8341.