Cosmetic dentistry works in conjunction with general dentistry to ensure the overall health and beauty of your mouth.
The appearance of your teeth should reflect your excellent dental health. Otherwise, neither you nor the world will know that your teeth are healthy and strong. An aesthetically pleasing mouth heightens your self-esteem, brightens your face, and betters your presentation in both social and professional interactions.
DR. CATHERINE KING
DR. MADELINE KING
Your College Park Dentists
Retainers and Invisalign
Beautiful mouths with straight teeth that line up correctly and fit together in a comfortable, attractive way are rarely natural. Our real teeth grow unevenly, protrude in unplanned directions, and are aggravated by oral habits. Genetics and childhood thumb-sucking combine to create our awkward bites and crooked teeth. Those awkward bites are called malocclusions.
WHAT IS A MALOCCLUSION?
A malocclusion is an imperfect fit between the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw). Malocclusions range from minor to severe, and different intensities require very different treatments. If you have a significant overbite or underbite, it is likely that your dentist will recommend an orthodontist to determine your bite correction plan.
TELL ME ABOUT ALTERNATIVE ORTHODONTICS LIKE INVISALIGN & RETAINERS
Modern dental technologies have provided alternatives to traditional orthodontics. Conventional metal braces involve years of treatment and a significant alteration to your bite. If you have a minor malocclusion, you don’t need to undergo the stress, length of time, and oral hardware that braces require. You’ll experience all the benefits of a straighter smile, without the same orthodontics frustration.
Dr King can treat most Orthodontic patients here in her office. Some Retainers can correct cross-bites, thumb sucking habits, minor crowding, rotated teeth, open bites and other myofunctional problems.