Why Do You Need an Orthodontist?

Why Do You Need an Orthodontist?
Posted on 07/31/2018

Have you recently been told that you need to see an orthodontist?

Do you think that your teeth are straight enough, and wonder why you have to see a specialist for treatment?

Straight, beautiful teeth are just one if the outward signs of orthodontic treatment, but there are many other reasons to continue seeing your orthodontist!

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about straightening your teeth. It also includes:

•    Monitoring changes in jaw bones, facial bones, and soft tissue
•    Regularly planned treatments and exams to develop a custom plan for care
•    Assessments of tooth movement and oral health (with adjustments to treatment as needed)

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), “Working together with your orthodontist, orthodontic treatment can yield life-enhancing results: better function (biting, chewing, speaking), improved appearance and increased self-esteem.”

The AAO recommends keeping any scheduled appointments, advising your orthodontist of problems that may crop up between appointments, and putting in the effort to keep healthy habits like brushing and flossing.

Trust Stieper & Brust Orthodontics with Your Smile!



At Stieper & Brust Orthodontics, we know that a beautiful smile is your top priority! We also know that getting braces or invisible aligners is a huge investment. We work hard to make sure every experience at our office is great!

Don’t take it from us – listen to one of our satisfied patients:

“We absolutely love the staff, they are all friendly, gentle and really nice. They are great about telling us little tips from brushing to hooking on the rubber bands to everything in between. They are also accommodating with getting us in for appointments. We recommend them to all our friends!”

To find out how you can get started with a consultation about adult braces or invisible aligners, give us a call today! With offices in Ann Arbor and Taylor, we make it easy for you to get the smile you’ve always wanted.