Repairing your smile with orthodontics can offer more than a beautiful smile. Orthodontics can improve the health of your teeth and jaw to relieve painful and disruptive disorders like sleep apnea and TMJ syndrome. Our experienced team at Bob Perkins, DDS, can address jaw misalignment and crooked teeth to improve your oral health. Our orthodontic treatment at our office in Malibu, California, can address many neuromuscular issues, including:
- Crooked or misaligned smile
- TMJ syndrome
- Headaches or migraines
- Sleep apnea or airway obstruction
- Jaw pain
- Misaligned jaw
While many dentists and orthodontists offer to straighten teeth from a cosmetic perspective, Bob Perkins, DDS, focuses on overall health. Straightening your teeth is a benefit of orthodontics, but correcting the issues that cause crooked teeth or bite problems is our goal. While we understand the cosmetic importance of a straight smile, we start by fixing the underlying issues in the jaw and teeth to sustain a healthy and beautiful smile. We use a multiple phase approach for overall jaw health. Treatment may include repositioning the jaw, teeth expansion and teeth alignment, using braces, oral appliances and clear aligners. Our goal is to give you a healthy smile that will eliminate oral health issues like TMJ or airway obstruction.
Gummy Smile Treatment
Some people have what is referred to as a “gummy” smile, which can be an undesirable feature. To change this appearance, many dentists require surgery to remove bone or gum tissue. At Bob Perkins, DDS, we always seek non-surgical options that can offer the same results. This gives our patients the smile they desire, without the invasiveness and risk of surgery.
To transform a gummy smile, we offer a few different options that do not require surgery. In some cases, we can remove some of the gum tissue to reveal more teeth using laser therapy. Another option uses orthodontic techniques to raise the teeth in the jaw to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.
If you want to improve the beauty of your smile through orthodontics, come see us at Bob Perkins, DDS, in Malibu. We offer an innovative approach to orthodontics for improved health and an extraordinary smile. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!