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Orthodontic Treatment in East China & New Baltimore, MI

At Brieden Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients in Harrison Township, Algonac, and the surrounding communities achieve gorgeous smiles through quality, convenient orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to place a focus on personalized care, and Dr. Brieden and our team work hard to customize treatment to fit your lifestyle. We're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments at our office – and if you're unfamiliar with what to expect from orthodontics, this page is a great place to start.


What Is Orthodontic Treatment?

At its core, orthodontic treatment is a branch of dentistry that uses high-tech appliances to apply finely-calibrated, gentle forces to the teeth. Over time, the teeth and underlying tissues respond to these forces, and the teeth slowly shift positions, creating a new alignment and a brand new smile. The specifics of the process vary between orthodontic treatments, but the underlying principles are about the same: use gentle, constant force to move the teeth to new positions and achieve a new smile.


What Can Orthodontics Treat?

Ultimately, all orthodontic treatments work to help patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile – but there are a number of specific orthodontic problems, called malocclusions (bad bites), that orthodontics can treat. Malocclusions vary from patient to patient and may be caused by genetics or early childhood habits like prolonged thumb sucking, and it's possible for a patient to have more than one malocclusion at the same time. Here are the most common conditions that orthodontics can treat:

  • Crowding (crooked teeth)
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Mismatched Dental Midlines
  • Open bite

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

There are several options available for orthodontic treatment, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Treatments vary in convenience, reliability, and appearance, and ultimately only you and Dr. Brieden can decide on the right treatment for your unique situation. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatment methods at our office, including:


Schedule a Consultation with Your St. Clair, MI Orthodontist

With quality orthodontic treatment, you can correct any problems in the alignment of your teeth and achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime – and if you're ready to get started, we'd love to help. Contact us today to learn more about our practice and to schedule your consultation for treatment. We'll help you understand your orthodontic situation, design a personalized treatment plan, and set you on the path towards the smile of your dreams!