Get the Smile You Deserve
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that have improper positioning. Crooked teeth are difficult to keep clean and are at risk of being lost early to tooth decay and periodontal disease. In addition, they cause stress on chewing muscles which can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, neck, shoulder and back pain. Aside from pain, crooked teeth can add an avoidable layer of negative self-consciousness keeping you from expressing yourself the way you’d like. A good orthodontist can address any orthodontic issues you may have.
7 Signs You May Need Orthodontics
Only a trained professional can determine if orthodontics is right for you. They use diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, stone models of your teeth, and X-rays to determine if orthodontics is the right plan.
If you have any of the following, there is a chance you may be a good candidate for orthodontic treatment:
What is Orthodontic Treatment?
When considering orthodontic treatment, you have several options to evaluate. There are many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, that can be used to help move teeth, retrain muscles, and affect the growth of your jaw. They work by placing gentle pressure on your teeth and jaw. The severity of your problem determines which orthodontic approach will be most effective.
What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.