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Orthodontics

Goodman Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Queen Creek, AZ

Do you have gapped, crooked, or misaligned teeth? Orthodontics can help. This dental specialty is dedicated to giving tweens, teens, and adults picture-perfect smiles. Trust your smile to the experts at Goodman Dental Center in Queen Creek, Arizona. Brian Goodman, DDS, Tanner Goodman, DMD, and the team often recommend convenient and discreet clear aligners to straighten teeth and boost confidence. Book a consultation online, or call the office to find out if orthodontic treatment could benefit you.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

The purpose of orthodontics, a specialty in dentistry, is to align your teeth and jaw. Straight teeth are aesthetically appealing, but numerous other benefits go beyond looks. When teeth are properly aligned, biting, chewing, and maintaining your oral hygiene are easier.

The most well-known type of orthodontic treatment might be metal braces. Braces use a combination of metal brackets fixed to teeth and wires to move your teeth inside your mouth. Braces are effective at treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, but having braces can be annoying and embarrassing.

At Goodman Dental Center, the dentists are proud to offer SureSmile® clear aligners to straighten teeth without the hassle of metal braces. As the latest in digital treatment planning, SureSmile aligners gradually and gently move teeth into position in less time than other orthodontic treatments.

What dental issues can orthodontic treatment fix?

Dr. Goodman and Dr. Goodman might recommend orthodontic treatment for you if you have:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Twisted or rotated teeth

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t just fix crooked teeth. It can also correct bite issues, giving you a more natural bite pattern and chewing sensation. Orthodontics can fix bite problems that include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Orthodontics has the power to give you a smile that you love and bring your facial features into balance.

What can I expect when I get clear aligners?

The dentists offer comprehensive orthodontic evaluations to help you decide if clear aligners are right for you. It’s common for teens to get orthodontic treatment to fix misaligned teeth, but adults can benefit from SureSmile treatment, too.

The clear aligner system is convenient and virtually invisible. Simply wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, taking them out to eat and clean your teeth. You don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods to get straighter teeth.

The team develops your treatment plan with top-of-the-line digital mapping software. Your aligners are custom-developed, and you’ll get a new set of aligners to wear about every two weeks. Over the treatment period, the aligners move your teeth into position.

Talk to the team about how to care for your clear aligners. Since every patient’s treatment plan is personalized, the time it takes to achieve a straight smile with SureSmile can vary.

If you’re bothered by crooked teeth, it’s time to find out if clear aligners are right for you. Contact Goodman Dental Center online or on the phone for your first appointment.