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Prescott Orthodontic Issues

It is often assumed braces and orthodontic care are for youth with crooked teeth, however there are plenty of situations where good orthodontic care can make a big difference in a person’s oral health and self-confidence at any age.  

If you are concerned about your teeth, call our Horizon Dental of Prescott office right away at (928) 641-4000 and we’ll get you started on the journey to a confident healthy smile today!

Understanding and Correcting Your Smile

We all want to look and feel our best! And while our smiles have a significant impact upon our sense of confidence, there’s more to a beautiful smile than cosmetics. 

Many people experience orthodontic problems that affect the alignment of their teeth and jaw. These issues impact so much more than looks alone.  Misalignments and issues with how teeth fit together can actually impact the long-term health of teeth. Fixing these issues can increase comfort in eating, speaking, brushing, and flossing, and provide lasting health. 

The good news is most orthodontic issues are very common and their treatments are as well.

Common Orthodontic Issues

Here are some of the most common orthodontic issues that people receive treatment for.

  1. Crooked Teeth: Crooked teeth can result from genetics, poor oral habits, or overcrowding. This issue can impact your self-confidence and make it challenging to maintain proper oral hygiene.

  2. Overbite and Underbite: Overbite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap more than necessary with the lower front teeth, while an underbite is when the lower front teeth are further forward than the upper teeth. These misalignments can cause jaw pain and affect biting and chewing functions.

  3. Crossbite: A crossbite happens when one or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, affecting jaw development and leading to uneven wear on teeth.

  4. Open Bite: An open bite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed. This condition can cause speech difficulties and problems with chewing.

Orthodontic problems go beyond appearances; they can have a significant impact on your oral health. Misaligned teeth can be challenging to clean properly, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, these issues may lead to jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort while eating.

Thankfully, orthodontic treatments offer effective solutions to address these problems and achieve a confident smile. Braces, whether traditional metal or more discreet options like ceramic braces or Invisalign, can gradually move teeth into their proper positions. Your orthodontist will create a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs and goals.

Common Misconceptions About Orthodontic Treatment

  1. Orthodontic Treatment is Only for Children and Teens: One common misconception is that orthodontic treatment is only for children and teenagers. While it’s true that early intervention can be beneficial for some cases, orthodontic treatment is suitable for individuals of all ages. Many adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve their smile, correct misalignments, and enhance their oral health. With advancements in orthodontic technology, there are now more discreet options like clear aligners (e.g., Invisalign) that appeal to adults seeking a more subtle approach to treatment.

  2. Braces Are Painful and Take Years to Show Results: Another misconception is that braces are extremely painful and require several years to show noticeable results. While you may experience some initial discomfort as your teeth adjust to the braces, this discomfort is usually manageable and temporary. Modern orthodontic techniques aim to make the treatment process as comfortable as possible. The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case, but advancements in orthodontics have made it possible to achieve faster and more efficient results.

If you have any concerns or questions about orthodontic procedures, our experienced team is here to provide you with accurate information and guide you on your journey to a healthier and more confident smile.

Schedule a consultation at our Prescott office today. Call us at (928) 641-4000 and together we will create a personalized plan to achieve the smile you’ll want to see in the mirror!

Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontic evaluations are recommended by the age of 7. Early intervention can help identify potential issues and plan for timely treatments.

No, braces not only enhance your smile’s appearance but also improve oral health by correcting misalignments and preventing dental problems.

You may experience some discomfort initially as your teeth adjust, but it’s usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relief and typically improves quickly.

The duration varies depending on the complexity of the case, but most treatments last between 12 to 24 months.

Absolutely! Orthodontic treatments can benefit patients of all ages, and there are various options to suit adults’ lifestyle and preferences.

Your orthodontist will provide instructions on how to clean your braces effectively. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial during orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign is a highly effective treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.

You can still participate in sports, but it’s essential to wear a mouthguard to protect your braces and mouth during physical activities.

Yes, retainers help maintain your newly aligned teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original positions.

Coverage varies among insurance plans. It’s best to check with your provider to understand your specific coverage for orthodontic procedures.

What Do Our Patients Say?

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Kayla B.

This is our second child to have gotten braces from -Orthodontics in Provo. We love going to them! We have one more child to get braces and we will definitely be coming back to this office! Dr. -- does a fantastic job.

Brian Z.

This has been a great experience for us with our first child’s braces. The team is organized, thorough, friendly, and professional. All of our appointments are on-time and efficient. We have seen great results so far in our son’s teeth.

Tim H.


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Horizon Dental of Prescott


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919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000


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