Orthodontics focuses on not only helping you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile, but also a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile. At Orthocare Systems Orthodontics, we offer profile corrections to help you improve your overall appearance. Please call us at 314-739-8888 to learn more about profile correction in St. Louis, Missouri, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. E. Glenn Glassman.
Often, imbalances in your profile are the result of some kind of malocclusion, or a bad bite. When you visit our practice, our experienced orthodontist can help you correct your profile to achieve a more balanced, healthier appearance.
Bad bites may be caused by hereditary factors, or by thumb sucking or other poor oral habits. Symptoms include jaw pain, bruxism (grinding and clenching of teeth), and sometimes TMJ problems. There are several treatments available to correct bad bites and improve your smile and your profile.
The most obvious solutions are standard orthodontic treatments – braces and other appliances are designed to move your teeth and your jaws into their proper positions. If you experience malocclusion after orthodontic treatment, other treatments may be necessary. In children, retainers and jaw expanders are the most common treatment options. For adults, our orthodontist may recommend, mouth guards, jaw surgery, or other options.
We invite you to call our office today for more information on our profile correction treatments and to schedule your appointment.