How Untreated Orthodontic Issues Affect Adults

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The Yuma Dentist can treat people of all ages for orthodontic issues. Even if you had braces as a kid to correct an orthodontic problem, adult orthodontic treatment might be necessary to fix teeth that have migrated back to an improper position. In addition to causing aesthetic concerns, orthodontic problems can lead to oral complications as well as health problems that affect other body systems.

Limit Social and Professional Opportunities

Seeing your Yuma dentist to correct issues like tooth crowding or an overbite can give you increased confidence in your appearance. Increased confidence in your looks can affect your whole demeanor, giving you an air of self-assuredness. Additionally, studies have shown that others may formulate snap judgments about you based on the appearance of your bite. Unfortunately, these kinds of decisions can limit the professional and social opportunities of people with less than perfect orthodontic health.

Difficulty Chewing

If your teeth do not line up correctly, you may encounter problems chewing your food and be forced to limit your diet. Over time, dietary restrictions can cause malnutrition and weight loss. Furthermore, if your teeth are not functioning correctly, you may not be able to break down food into small, digestible pieces. Attempting to digest food that has not adequately can cause digestive problems like gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stomach cramping.

Worsened Dental Hygiene

Even if you see your Yuma, AZ dentist regularly, overcrowded teeth can be difficult to brush and floss appropriately at home. Improper cleaning can lead to a build-up of bacteria and plaque that could cause tooth decay, cavities, or other dental issues. Straightening out crooked or crowded teeth will not only give you a more attractive smile, but it will position your teeth for optimal dental health.

Call our Yuma AZ Dental Office

Your Yuma dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll can assist you in treating issues involving adult orthodontics near Yuma, AZ. Call us today at (928) 344-1060 to schedule a consultation and learn how your Yuma dentist can help you get a great looking smile that boosts your confidence and betters your overall oral health.

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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If you and your family are in need of quality dental care with a personal touch, call our office to schedule an appointment and find out why our patients say Dr. Carroll is the best dentist in Yuma! We have appointments available to fit every schedule.

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