Orthodontic Care Specialists is solely devoted and committed to Minnesota orthodontics as a specialty.
A beautiful smile can make you feel more confident about yourself. A proper bite also contributes to improved dental health, which can affect your overall physical health and well-being. At Orthodontic Care Specialists, our patients achieve amazing transformations, not only in their smiles, but also in their confidence and self-esteem.
We offer free consultations for orthodontics in Minnesota to all patients and specialize in braces, Invisalign, and retainers for adults and children.
As one of the leading specialists in orthodontics in Minnesota, we encourage you to make an appointment today for a free consultation at one of our many convenient Twin City locations.
When a person’s teeth or jaw structure do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to straighten teeth to promote ideal function. These problems are often referred to by orthodontists as malocclusions (or bad bites) and can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, increase the chance of injury to teeth and jaw joints—it can even make you uncomfortable smiling—if left untreated.
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Protruding teeth are more likely to get damaged or chipped. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you.
We offer services that are able to help you with a number of common problems:
In an underbite, the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or they may only be a cosmetic issue.
The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by upper front teeth protrusion. It is characterized by the upper front teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.
In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
Proper chewing is impacted by an openbite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbites may be caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
Dental midlines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit or match appropriately. This may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.
A beautiful smile can make you feel more confident about yourself. A proper bite also contributes to improved dental health, which can affect your overall physical health and well-being. At Orthodontic Care Specialists, our patients achieve amazing transformations, not only in their smiles, but also in their confidence and self-esteem. We offer complete orthodontic services, including braces, Invisalign and retainers.Learn More