Beachwood Smiles

Dentists and Orthodontists; Do You Need Only One?

June 27, 2022
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Posted By: Beachwood Smiles

Many believe that your mouth is the gateway to your body, which means that your teeth are the gatekeepers, protecting and supporting your overall health and well-being. While not everything that sounds true is true, medical research does support this gatekeeper role of teeth. For example, recent research demonstrates the links between poor oral health and other conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

So for the sake of your overall health, you should seek the dentist who provides all the dental services your unique smile needs, even if that calls for a specialist.

Dentists Care for Teeth Maintenance and Repair

Dentists monitor and treat your overall dental health through regular exams, cleanings, and checkups. The conditions and treatments your dentist in Beachwood, OH, offers include:

  • Tooth fillings for cavities
  • Damaged tooth restoration, dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and more
  • Tooth extraction
  • Teeth replacement options like dentures, dental bridges, and tooth implants
  • Cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening and dental bonding
  • Jaw therapy to relieve bruxism, TMJ disorders, and sleep apnea

If your dentist finds an issue too complex to be treated in-office, they may refer you to a specialist, such as an orthodontist.

Orthodontists Help Align Teeth and Straighten Smiles

Orthodontic training begins with a dental degree but requires several more years of special training for the treatments which move teeth around. So if you have smile challenges that require mechanical teeth adjustments, your orthodontist will carefully assess your case and then recommend either traditional metal braces or perhaps one of the more modern options we offer, such as:

  • Six Month Smiles invisible braces.
  • ClearCorrect clear aligner trays
  • Alignment maintenance through orthodontic retainers

Beachwood Smiles Provide Both under One Roof

The benefit of seeking dental care with Beachwood Smiles is we perform both dental and orthodontic treatments in one location. Not only are we more convenient, but you don’t have to establish trust with two different providers or coordinate appointments and communication. We can make one plan to treat dental and orthodontic issues together, saving you time, money, and hassle.

Dentist and Orthodontist Near Me in Beachwood, OH

The best way to learn more about all the ways we can improve your smile is to call our dental office and make an appointment. We look forward to being your one-stop for top-notch oral health care.

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