Orthodontic Care at Earp Dental

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A healthy bite is important at any age. Whether you're 15 or 50, orthodontic care can help you achieve the best smile of your life. Orthodontics has come a long way in recent years, and the techniques are not as intrusive as they used to be. With many options available to you, a healthy smile is closer than you think.

Why Do I Need Orthodontics?

Many people view orthodontic procedures as strictly cosmetic, with no actual effect on your oral health. They couldn't be more wrong. Orthodontic care plays a critical role in a person's overall oral and physical health. The overall goal of orthodontics is to create a bite that fits with the structure and makeup of a person's jaw. Having a correct bite allows for better chewing and speaking, as well as less plaque and food buildup between teeth. When food is not chewed properly, or if it's left between the teeth, there is an increased chance for cavities and gastrointestinal problems.

How Do I Know I Should See my Dentist about Orthodontics?

There are many reasons to see your dentist about orthodontics. If you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or your family members, you should schedule a consultation with us:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • If you have a difficult time chewing food thoroughly
  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Difficulty cleaning around rotated teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • A significant overbite or underbite
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • An inability to comfortably close your lips

If any of these are areas of concern for you or your family members, we can help you figure out which orthodontic path is right for you.

How General Dentists Provide Orthodontic Care

GP Orthodontics

Today's dental post-grad opportunities provide general dentists with exciting access to the training and tools required to effectively perform orthodontic procedures. These avenues allow for training in orthodontic care that was not typical for general dentists in the past. This training allows general practitioners to provide excellent, standard-of-care orthodontics with convenient and cost-effective treatment plans for their patients.

Orthodontic care may be a daunting thought for you – with multiple techniques available to improve your smile, where do you start? Whether you're bothered by a crowded or crooked smile, or in need of a full smile makeover, we are ready to help. We offer an array of orthodontic services for both children and adults to give you the smile you desire. It's never too late to get the perfect smile, and orthodontics can provide you with much more than just straight teeth. The result is better health, higher self-esteem and the smile you always wanted.

For decades, the Academy of GP Orthodontics has been providing General Practitioners with continuing dental education in orthodontics. This allows general dentists to provide orthodontic options to their patients in the comfort of their own offices.

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Dr. Scott Earp DDS, PA, FICOI

Dr. Scott C. Earp DDS, PA, FICOI