When people think of orthodontics, they tend to focus on the cosmetic benefits. It is true that a straight smile is attractive; however, a properly aligned bite has many health benefits. Orthodontics can prevent or correct problems with your bite and enable you to speak clearly and eat effectively. Our dentist, Dr. Paul Chung, can also help you avoid damaging your teeth through our orthodontic treatments in Portland, Oregon. Remember that it is never too late to straighten your smile, so call Springwater Dental at 503-228-5059 to schedule your evaluation and consultation to see which of our treatments will work best for you.




Braces are an orthodontic treatment option that can help you achieve a smile that is straighter and healthier. One of the most common orthodontic treatments available, braces work to improve your smile by gradually and gently realigning your teeth. Braces consist of a system of metal brackets, wires and bands. The brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and are connected to each other through the use of a metal wire and bands. As we adjust the wire, the braces guide your teeth to their ideal positions in your smile.

With braces, we are able to correct orthodontic issues such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Bite problems, including crossbite, open bite, underbite and overbite

During your treatment, you will visit our office on a regular basis so we can make sure that your braces are adjusted as needed to continue progressing your teeth toward a straighter, healthier smile.


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