Crooked teeth can not only leave you self-conscious about your smile, but can also lead to serious oral health issues.
At Bailey Dental Group in Richmond, MI, we provide traditional orthodontics and Invisalign® for patients who want a straighter smile.
Can orthodontic treatment help you achieve the smile of your dreams?
Realigning Your Bite Can Improve Your Comfort and Oral Health
Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
Improved ConfidenceStraightening your smile can often help you feel more secure in your appearance. Orthodontics such as braces and the Invisalign system can help you achieve a functional bite and straighter teeth. Once you have corrected your misalignment issues, many patients feel much more confident in sharing their new smile with the world.
Multiple Treatment OptionsDr. Cynthia E. Bailey and her team of dental professionals offer orthodontic options which allow us to develop a treatment plan that suits your needs and lifestyle. Whether you want to straighten your teeth discreetly with clear aligners or require a more complex adjustment, our Richmond, MI, office can help you achieve your goals.
A Healthier SmileWhile it is easy to see the cosmetic effects of crooked teeth, there are many other dental issues that can arise from misaligned teeth. Patients can experience excessive tooth wear, jaw pain, and a range of other uncomfortable effects. Orthodontics not only provides straighter teeth but can improve the health and comfort of your smile.
We Put Our Patients' Needs First
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Take a Look at How Braces Work
Correct Moderate to Severe Misalignment
When most people think of orthodontics, they think braces. Not only are braces a versatile and proven method of treatment in the field of orthodontics, but they also offer patients suffering from moderate to severe alignment issues an effective way to treat their dental issue. If you are considering orthodontics, a visit to our Richmond, MI, office can help our dentist determine the best plan of action to meet your unique needs.
While the thought of wearing bulky metal braces may make you think twice about treatment, the long-term oral and overall health benefits can be life-changing. By correcting moderate to severe misalignment, you can enjoy a beautifully symmetrical smile boosting your self-confidence. Your new smile will also be easier to maintain, minimizing your risk of gum disease and decay.
Invisalign A Discreet Alternative to Braces
A virtually invisible alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of custom-crafted clear plastic aligner trays to gently adjust the contours of your smile. Invisalign is preferred by teens and adults who are interested in a straighter smile without the bulky and unattractive appearance of metal braces.
Since the trays are removable, patients can continue to enjoy all of their favorite foods without worry. They also allow patients to continue to brush and floss their teeth normally so that they can maintain a bright smile and optimal oral health.
Fabricated to comfortably fit your smile, the aligner trays have smooth edges that will not rub, snag, or irritate the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth the way braces can.
At Bailey Dental Group
Our Richmond, MI, cosmetic dentistry practice provides comprehensive oral care for your entire family. Dr. Cynthia E. Bailey has advanced training in the field of orthodontics so you may not need to see an expensive orthodontist in order to get the dental care you need for straighter teeth and a more functional bite. From cleaning and general exams to orthodontics, our team of compassionate dental professionals is here to support you and your family's oral health.
To learn more about orthodontics or to schedule an appointment at our Richmond, MI office contact us online or call:
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State-of-the-Art 3D Imaging Advanced Technology for More Precise Results
At our Richmond, MI, office, our orthodontic planning procedure uses a combination of the latest state-of-the-art dental imagining technology. Using CBCT scans, digital x-rays, and digital impressions to create a three-dimensional model of your smile, Dr. Bailey can see how your upper and lower jaws interact in order to plan your orthodontic treatment.
For patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces, this information allows Dr. Bailey to make the necessary adjustments needed at every periodic visit to our dental practice with the utmost precision.
For patients who qualify for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Bailey and her team will forward this detailed model to accurately plan out your custom-crafted series of clear aligner trays.
Attending Follow-Up Visits
Follow-up appointments for metal braces will allow us to tighten your braces, replace rubber bands, and make sure your teeth are being moved into the proper position.
At each follow-up appointment for Invisalign, we will check the progress of your teeth and determine if you're ready to receive new aligner trays. As you replace your trays, your teeth will continue to shift into their ideal position.
The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer
After completing any orthodontic treatment, you will be provided with a retainer. It's important to wear this retainer as instructed by your dentist. This may include wearing the retainer all day, every day for four to twelve months. You may also be instructed to wear your retainer each night indefinitely.
If you don't wear your retainer, your teeth may shift out of place again, reversing the results of your orthodontic treatment. You must wear your retainer to allow the bone around your teeth to heal, securing your teeth in their new position.
We Can Handle Most Misalignment Issues You May Not Need to See an Orthodontist
By offering multiple types of orthodontic options, our team can address a wide range of concerns involving your bite and the alignment of your teeth. For more complex cases, though, we may need to refer you to an orthodontist. During a visit to our Richmond, MI, office, we will discuss your orthodontic treatment plan so we can determine the right course of action for your unique needs.
If it is determined you need to be seen by an orthodontist, we can arrange a referral. We work with some of the finest orthodontists in the area so you can rest assured you will receive friendly and compassionate treatment.
for the Entire Family
Bailey Dental Group is a comfortable, modern dental office proud to serve families throughout the Richmond, MI, area and beyond. We understand that children and adults alike can suffer from misalignment problems and we will do our best to realign teeth with minimal hassle, so you don't have to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist.
If you have any questions regarding orthodontics for yourself or your child, fill out our online contact form or call our Richmond, MI, office:
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Paying for Orthodontics Financing Is Available
Some patients put off receiving orthodontics because they're worried about the cost. Fortunately, our practice accepts all major dental insurances. Orthodontics may contribute to better overall oral health, so we also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this life-changing treatment more affordable.