Rockford Orthodontics

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Braces and Orthodontic Services

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Typically when someone is considering braces is because they are uncomfortable with their smile.

Braces and orthodontic services are smile makeover options designed to fix teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. 

Unfortunately, our teeth are almost never naturally perfect. This causes problems with chewing, oral hygiene, and speaking

How Do I Know If I Need Orthodontic Care?

Orthodontia is a branch of dentistry that deals with irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Whether you have one tooth out of place, or a completely misaligned bite, you may need braces or another type of aligning device to help straighten your teeth and prevent structural damage. 

When your bite isn’t normal, the contact your teeth make when chewing can cause them to be damaged easier. Our teeth are designed to be able to apply force to food when you chew and reduce that force on the surfaces of other teeth. 

So how can you find out if you need braces? Dr Thomas Chung will be able to tell you based on your dental history, X-rays and photographs, and a look into your mouth. 

At The Teeth People, you have a unique opportunity to be treated in a relaxed setting with a dentist who really cares about his patients and takes his time explaining everything.

Braces in Rockford, IL
  • Infection

  • Pain

  • Gum Swelling

Most Common Orthodontic Issues

While there are a number of different reasons why you would need braces, here's a few of the most common

  • Bad Bite

    Underbite: When the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper teeth 

    Overbite: The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth 

    Crossbite: The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth 

    Openbite: Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap

  • Facial Swelling

  • Facial Swelling

Ideally, your front teeth should be just barely in front of your back teeth when you bite to keep the two parts from contacting each other when you chew.
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Contact
  • (815) 226-5432
  • 1425 S Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Mon & Tues: 9am - 5pm
    Wed: 7am -2pm*
    Thurs & Fri: 7am - 2pm
    Sat: 8am - 12pm*
    Sun: Closed

    *Please call first

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