In-House Orthodontic Specialist


Importance of Orthodontics

Crooked teeth can have an impact on one’s oral health as well as one’s self-esteem. Misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and, in the long term, may contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked or misaligned teeth might interfere with normal meal chewing, resulting in indigestion problems. Such teeth can also cause excessive wear and tear on the teeth, jaw muscles, and other structures, resulting in fractured teeth, severe headaches, jaw strain, and temporomandibular joint disease. Misaligned teeth might also cause issues with one’s speech.

Aligning one’s teeth and jaws with orthodontic treatments can prevent all of these concerns as well as other oral problems in the long run. Furthermore, orthodontic and corrective treatments aid in the prevention of more serious disorders that may influence one’s dental health and facial appearance. 

At Smile Plus Dentistry, El Cajon, we have an orthodontic team led by Dr. Saper who has treated thousands of patients of all ages. We offer the options of traditional braces as well as clear aligners!