When you’re thinking of straightening your teeth with braces or Invisalign, you’re thinking of orthodontics. It’s a field of dentistry that focuses on correcting the position and alignment of your teeth and jaws.

Performing quality orthodontics requires extensive training and expertise, which our staff at Watsonville Dental Wellness Center happens to have. We offer several orthodontic treatment options that can work best for you.

Do You Need an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists focus on irregularities in the jaw and teeth. If you’re suffering from malocclusions (bad bites), or pain and discomfort from jaw misalignment or teeth grinding, you might want to talk to an orthodontist. Even some sleep disorders can be treated with orthodontic care.

Here are some other issues that orthodontic treatment can fix:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Cross bites
  • Teeth crowding
  • Crooked teeth

What Treatment Will I Get from My Orthodontist?

Orthodontics uses dental appliances to realign the teeth and jaws. These dental appliances can be fixed, like braces, or removable retainers and aligners. We specialize in treatment with traditional braces, and newer alternatives like Invisalign and SureSmile braces.

Benefits of Seeing an Orthodontist

Besides creating a straighter smile, effective orthodontic treatment can prevent facial muscles and bone from deteriorating. It also preserves the normal growth of your jaw, which can be stunted by misalignment. More benefits include:

  • Helping speech impediments
  • Reducing the risk of tooth-related injury
  • Improving your chewing ability
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem

We Can Give You a Straight and Beautiful Smile!


If left untreated, misaligned teeth can even make it harder to brush your teeth correctly. It can increase your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Reach out to our orthodontic experts here at Watsonville Dental and let us improve how you look and feel!

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