What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a series of tooth movements that, in the end, will grant you a beautiful straight smile. Many people choose to get orthodontics for aesthetic reasons alone, but there are other benefits too. Orthodontics can improve your facial profile, protect your teeth from damage, improve TMJ pain, and help you sleep and breathe better. You might be wondering, “How can orthodontics do all this?” Well, it’s because instead of only focusing on your teeth. Orthodontics in Owasso by Dr. Lim focuses on your jaw, too, to promote whole-body wellness. Dr. Lim can even help patients to promote jaw development, which will help them achieve a straight smile.

Orthodontics with Dr. Lim

While Dr. Lim is not an orthodontist specialist, he has over two decades of experience with orthodontic treatment. He has been mentored by prominent pioneers in the field of facial orthopedics. Dr. Lim’s studies and extensive clinical experience have confirmed his whole-body wellness approach as an effective method for correcting bite alignment and achieving a straight smile.

You might be searching for an orthodontist who can give your child a mouth full of beautiful straight teeth. Or perhaps you’ve had orthodontic treatment yourself and were disappointed with the results. You may even need to correct your bite because of problems caused by traditional treatment.

Whatever your orthodontic treatment needs may be, Dr. Lim can help.

How Functional Orthodontics Works

Types of Owasso Orthodontics

Metal Braces and Clear Braces

It’s true that metal braces aren’t usually the look that people want to have as they’re undergoing orthodontics. However, sometimes it’s the best option to treat your orthodontic issues since clear aligners, like SureSmile, can’t treat everything.

Metal braces are a great option for people who need extensive work to achieve the smile of their dreams. Metal braces can correct the following:

  • Large gaps
  • Extensive crowding
  • Severe crookedness
  • Bite issues (overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite)
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Unmatched dental midlines.
  • Issues with chewing and speech

And there is more good news! Even if you need extensive work done and SureSmile won’t work for you, you can still have a discrete orthodontic treatment in Owasso with clear braces.

SureSmile Clear Aligners

Want to straighten your smile discreetly? Get SureSmile clear aligners! Learn more about this treatment on our SureSmile page.

Facial Development Guidance

Facial development guidance promotes healthy jaw structure in children. Dr. Lim aims to treat the teeth, face, head, and body as a whole. Doing so ensures facial balance, a beautiful and healthy smile, optimal TMJ health, and open airways to support normal nasal breathing. This science-backed approach involves guiding facial bone structure to grow into the optimal positions that support a well-functioning bite. Instead of needlessly removing teeth or forcing them to fit into the space available, Dr. Lim uses special orthodontic materials to gently redirect the facial bones and create more space for the teeth.

Benefits of Facial Development Guidance in Owasso

  • Proper facial growth allows teeth to grow freely into healthy alignment without wearing braces for years
  • The treatment plan is personalized to harmonize with your total body health needs
  • Faster results than treatment that focuses solely on correcting tooth alignment
  • A balanced facial structure may improve your sense of balance
  • Clear airways to prevent breathing obstruction and sleep apnea
  • A balanced bite can prevent TMJ pain
  • Naturally beautiful facial profile
  • Improved body posture

Get Your Dream Smile and Improve Your Health in Owasso

At Life Smiles of Owasso, we understand the importance of having a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a whole-health approach to dental care that goes beyond just straightening teeth. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Lim, uses the latest orthodontic techniques and technologies to create customized treatment plans that meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. Whether you need traditional braces, Invisalign, or another type of orthodontic treatment, we have the expertise to deliver the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at (918) 274-3779 or online and take the first step towards achieving your dream smile and improving your overall health.