(480) 345-0530
3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11 Chandler, AZ 85226

Alignment and Occulusion Treatment in Chandler

Ideal alignment and occlusion is the correct arrangement of teeth. This is for functionality and beauty! The correct alignment and occlusion will prevent several dental issues which can help in having not only a perfect-looking smile but also a perfectly functioning one.

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Why is Ideal Alignment and Occlusion Important?

This process is important because having teeth that are straight and fit well in the jaw is effective for chewing, clear speech, long-term health of the teeth and gums, as well as better breathing. The ideal alignment refers to having straight teeth while occlusion refers to the way the upper and lower jaw come together.
Misalignment or malocclusion can lead to severe problems like tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), headaches, and trouble breathing. Having proper alignment and occlusion can help reduce these risks. Having a functional jaw and bite is great, but also contributes to the aesthetic look of the mouth as well which can have an impact on personal and professional self-confidence.

We have Orthodontic Solutions

Many orthodontic treatments are available to help fix misalignment and occlusion issues, each treatment is tailored to each individual patient’s needs which makes the most effective results.

Common Myths about Alignment and Occlusion

Myth: Only children and teens need orthodontic treatment.
Fact: Orthodontics are not just for kids and teens but are for adults too! It’s never too late to get orthodontic care if you are looking to align your teeth and perfect your smile.

Myth: Treatment is only cosmetic.
Fact: While going through the orthodontic process can enhance the cosmetic look of the teeth and mouth, it does have other primary benefits of correcting alignment and occlusion.

Myth: Orthodontic treatment always takes too long and is inconvenient.
Fact: The orthodontic process is always advancing for more effective and less lengthy treatments. There are many options like clear aligners that offer convenience as well as less time for treatment for many patients.

Ideal alignment and occlusion are important for keeping teeth and gums healthy. Asking the orthodontist about any concerns or questions that you may have about treatment will bring you one step closer to getting the perfect, more functional smile. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with the orthodontist about finding what treatment is best for you. (480) 345-0530

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal alignment and occlusions are the optimal positioning of the teeth and jaw. Alignment refers to the straightening of the teeth while occlusions refers to how the upper and lower jaw come together when the mouth is closed. They are important for effective chewing, clear speech, long-term oral health, and the overall look of the teeth and jaw.

Correct alignment of the teeth and jaw is important because it can reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ. Having misalignment or occlusion will increase the risk of these health issues as well as cause stress on the jaw potentially causing discomfort and pain.

Signs of misalignment or occlusion will be apparent crooked teeth, gaps, trouble biting or chewing, jaw pain frequently biting the inner sides of the cheek or tongue, and discomfort when opening or closing the mouth.

Treatment options will vary by patient needs and the severity of the misalignment or occlusion. The different types of treatments can include braces, clear aligners, occlusion adjustments- which would be reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth, restoring crowns, or sometimes orthognathic surgery.

The duration of treatment varies for each patient but it can take anywhere between 6 months to 3 years. Occlusion adjustments or restorative work can have fewer visits over a shorter period of time.

There is no age limit for correcting alignment or occlusion. While these treatments are usually discussed in adolescence or childhood, adults can also have successful treatment, although treatment may take longer due to the maturity of the teeth and jaw.

Because of medical advancements, these treatments are much more comfortable than in the past. Usually after adjustments, there is some discomfort and pressure, but it is usually temporary and manageable.

Not addressing these issues can lead to problems like tooth decay, gum disease, jaw pain, headaches, and digestive issues from ineffective chewing.

Keeping up oral hygiene is important for a successful treatment. This will include brushing and flossing after every meal or at least twice a day. Depending on the treatment that you receive, there are special tools to help keep the appliance clean. Attending regular cleanings and checkups with the hygienist is also important to monitor your progress and your oral health.

This will depend on what type of insurance company, what type of plan you have, and what type of treatment you will be going through. Many plans cover portions of treatment, but it’s best to check with your insurance provider on specifics for treatment.

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M 9 AM–6 PM | Tu 9 AM–6 PM | Wed 9 AM–6 PM | Th 7 AM–2 PM | Fri 7 AM–2 PM

We are OPEN for ALL dental care procedures and emergency needs. Protecting the health and safety of our patients, families, and team members remains our number one priority.

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$50 Gift Card when you complete an appointment with us!

*Redeemable after completed paid treatment. Must be a new patient our organization (all locations). The patient will receive a gift card via email or SMS after completion of their appointment. Cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans.

Free Exam & X-Rays^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^For New Patients that do not have dental insurance. New patients must be 18 or older to receive free exam and x-rays. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Additional fees may be included in individual cases.

$99 Hygiene Visit^^

For New Patients without insurance we offer Free Exam and X-rays!

^^For new patients without dental insurance. Includes Exam, X-Ray and Routine Cleaning. A Periodontal Cleaning requires additional fees, and rescheduled for further treatment. Cannot be combined with other offers or dental discount plans.

Johansen Dental

Hours

M 9 AM–6 PM | Tu 9 AM–6 PM | Wed 9 AM–6 PM | Th 7 AM–2 PM | Fri 7 AM–2 PM

Contact

3800 W Ray Rd, Suite 11

Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 345-0530