An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, meaning “bad bite.” Some examples include crowded teeth, extra teeth, missing teeth, or jaws that are out of alignment. When left untreated, orthodontic problems can worsen over time and result in problems later in life, such as speech impairments, worn teeth, and even the loss of teeth.

There are many lasting benefits of orthodontic treatment, which include:

  • Appearance
  • Speech
  • Chewing
  • Health of teeth and gums

Your smile is one of your most important assets and one of the first features people notice about you. An attractive smile can improve your overall health, self-confidence, and self-esteem for life. Think of it as an investment in yourself that pays dividends. Take a moment and do a smile analysis. Look at yourself in a mirror. Do you like what you see? The importance of an attractive smile in enhancing your self-confidence and self-worth should not be underestimated.

If you wish to improve the appearance of your smile, our orthodontist at Orthodontic Specialists, P.A. can help. Dr. Joseph Basile is highly trained and experienced, and we will work with you to find the right treatment. In fact, 2017 is the third year in a row that our orthodontist and practice have received the Best Dentist award, so you know that your smile is in good hands.

Before beginning your treatment, we want you to be as informed about orthodontics as possible, which is why we have provided the following pages:

We welcome you to review the pages provided so you can feel more comfortable and confident about whether orthodontics in Eagan, Lakeville and Prior Lake, Minnesota, is right for you. In addition, we invite you to call us at 952-469-6760 for additional information.