Both orthodontists and dentists improve oral health, but there are differences.
At Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics, we provide both dentistry and orthodontics to help families just like yours realize their best and healthiest smiles.
Dentistry addresses a wide variety of issues that deal with the teeth, the gums, your nerves, and your jaw.
Orthodontics is more about straight teeth and the symmetry of your bite.
The good news is that orthodontists are also dentists, which means that when you and your child are with us, you are under the care of someone who can provide excellent general dentistry and help improve the appearance of a smile, too!
However, while every orthodontist is a dentist, not every dentist is an orthodontist.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics pays special attention to the bite and alignment of teeth.
Bite Issues may include:
- Underbite—the lower teeth are in front of upper teeth when your mouth is closed
- Overbite—the upper teeth are in front of the lower teeth when your mouth is closed
- Crossbite—some teeth may be slanted toward the cheek or tongue, leading to an uneven bite or teeth not touching when your mouth is closed.
Bite issues can cause jaw pain, chewing difficulties, and even lead to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ or TMD), a painful problem affecting the joints that connect your jaw to your skull.
Additionally, bite issues can lead to uneven wear on specific teeth. This may cause cavities or future tooth loss if left untreated.
Orthodontists also deal with crooked teeth, which can lead to uneven wear, cavities, breakage, and future tooth loss.
At Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics, we rely on CandidPro to treat these issues—an inexpensive alternative to Invisalign and a more comfortable option than traditional metal braces.
We also provide custom retainers to help keep your teeth in line – following CandidPro therapy or alone.
Comfortable Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX
At Smile Ninja Dental & Orthodontics, we always make sure that each child feels at ease. We also treat mom and dad, so this comfort courtesy is meant for the entire family.
We offer drinks prior to seeing the dentist, cozy blankets, and televisions in every room.
We also have toys, video games, videos, and everything you need to keep your child comfortable before his or her appointment.
For those who need a little extra help relaxing, we also provide nitrous oxide, a mild and harmless gas that helps you and your child get the care you need without the anxiety.
Contact Our Dental Office to Schedule an Appointment
We would love to meet your family!
Get in touch with our dental office today to schedule appointments for yourself and your child. We offer dentistry and orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX.
We also treat patients in Southside, near Southside, in Wedgewood, Edgecliff Village, and anywhere else families are seeking quality and affordable dentistry and orthodontics.