Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked can also detract from one’s appearance.
Orthodontic treatment will result in a beautiful smile that will impact your self confidence for years to come.
A specialist in this field is called an Orthodontist. Orthodontists, like Dr. Frost in Creve Coeur, receive two or more years of education beyond their four years in dental school in an ADA-approved orthodontic training program. Dr. Frost provides excellent orthodontics care in St. Louis.