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Hans Smith, DMD

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What you need to know about Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when a child is diagnosed with a crossbite. The question then is what to do about it, how soon should intervention take place, and what the complications are that can arise if nothing is done at all. Let’s get some answers.

What Exactly Is a Crossbite?

Imagine for a moment you’re sitting in front of a nice soup bowl with a wide flat brim, and ...

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3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth | Davis Dental Care

Many patients have a wish to obtain the perfect smile, which often includes orthodontic treatment to correct the appearance of misalignment. Dr. Hans Smith understands that cosmetic dentistry is important, but we also approach orthodontics with your oral health in mind at our Layton dental office.

 

3 Reasons Why Straight Teeth Are Healthier Teeth

#1 – A Comfortable and Functional Bite

Misaligned teeth can lead to jaw problems and bruxism, or clenching and grinding. When your teeth do not come together properly, your jaws can strain, become sore, and lead to degeneration of the jaw joint, which can look like clicking, popping, and locking.

Clenching or grinding your teeth can lead to unnecessary wear. ...

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