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Orthodontics in Laurel, MD

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes offers the residents of Laurel, MD, orthodontic services.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty area of dental care that focuses on straightening teeth to provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance by using devices such as braces. In addition to improving the condition of teeth, orthodontics can help prevent discomfort in the jawbone.

What Are the Benefits of Orthodontics?

Crooked or misaligned teeth can lead to facial pain, especially near the joint due to a poor biting surface. Most orthodontic treatments include wearing traditional metal braces or invisible aligners. Occasionally, patients must wear headgear at night to move their teeth into the correct positions. Improving a patient’s biting surface can eliminate headaches while making it easier to consume a healthy diet.

Why Straighten Teeth?

Straightening teeth improves overall physical health and self-esteem. A poor bite can cause a patient to have chronic earaches or neck pain due to poor alignment of teeth. Having straight teeth can also help someone feel more comfortable smiling instead of feeling like their crooked teeth must remain hidden.

About University Centre Dental Associates

Dr. Elizabeth Haynes performs orthodontic services for the children, teens, and adults of Laurel, MD, at University Centre Dental Associates. With accreditation from several professional organizations, our orthodontist Dr. Haynes understands how to place metal and invisible braces on patient’s teeth. We offer our patients a free examination and consultation concerning custom-made braces designed to improve the bite and appearance of teeth.

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Written by University Centre Dental Associates November 7, 2014