Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227

Assessing the Need for Orthodontics

Caring for Braces

People need orthodontics for many different reasons at many different stages in life. Orthodontics aren’t exclusively kids or teens. Orthodontics can include cosmetic dentistry and implants or help very young children address early issues with permanent tooth eruption and jaw growth. Braces and retainers can correct teeth and facial irregularities, such as a “bad bite” (an overbite or under bite), straighten teeth, eliminate gaps, and appropriately align teeth and lips. Whether these conditions are a result of trauma, genetics, or irregular growth patterns of the gums and jaw, family orthodontics experts can effectively diagnose and treat them.

Unlike routine visits to the dentist, trips to the orthodontist are a personal decision and are optional. Orthodontics can enhance chewing or speech and improve appearance by realigning teeth and jaw lines. These attributes give many people greater self-confidence, improving mental and physical health outcomes.

Although cosmetic in nature, orthodontics can provide substantial benefits to your lifelong dental health—a main reason for investing in braces for kids. Straight and properly aligned teeth are easier to care for and brushing and flossing is easier, helping to lower the risk of tooth decay. Orthodontics can also prevent gingivitis—inflammation of the gums—which is a precursor to periodontitis, the more serious form of gum disease that destroys the bone around the teeth.

Orthodontics also can be beneficial your general health. Those with a misaligned bite may achieve added overall health benefits from orthodontics, since a bad bite can lead to issues with chewing, inhibiting nutrient absorption of certain foods. Speech difficulties can also be caused by a bad bite or misaligned teeth, often requiring a combination of orthodontics and speech therapy. Correcting a misaligned bite with braces can help to prevent premature wear of back teeth surfaces. Each time you bite down, your teeth are put under a substantial amount of force. Front teeth that don’t align properly can lead to greater wear and tear on the back teeth.

Braces can benefit anyone, but the treatment is more complex for adults. This is why screening your kids for orthodontics after the age of 7 is valuable to their future health. Correcting oral issues and getting the proper dental care at an early age can improve outcomes for life and affordable braces or orthodontic payment plans are available.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue today at (313) 651-7260 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue. 

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Patient Reviews
Thank you Mr. Ward, Ms. B and Dr. Patel for giving me my smile back. Seeing my children’s faces light up was priceless.
Yvette P.
Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door. Don, who took my x rays and Dr Oliver were both very polite and attentive Definitely recommend this facility
Ashleigh H.
My son’s was advised as well as myself on the treatment they were given and asked them questions as well as myself.
David I.
The dentist as assistant were great. They put my daughter at ease.
Tomarra R.
I love dr.patel and his assistants Mohammed and Donnell,they are the best team, and I just love that office period, Jackie she cleans my teeth she is good, no pain. I will truly tell anyone to go […]
Annette B.
The appointment was on time. The staff was kind and proffessional, the equipment and tools seemed up to date.
San J.
Very nice staff and was very helpful
Tearia S.
Very nice place staff was very polite they made me feel vey comfortable. I would recommend them anytime.
Terrence S.
My hygienist Jacklin is the Best
Ashley W.
Clarence C.
Definitely a good place to take the kids, in and out.
Been visiting this dentist with my children for two years and always have amazing results, with very friendly service… I don’t doubt that we’ll be coming here for more years to come
Katrina M.
Excellent dental office ❤️
Shanita S.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
The staff was very nice. Little Don is the best dental assistant I could’ve asked for and Dr. Patel was very kind and informative. The front staff was respectful but they could pick up the pace of […]
Danielle C.
Nice and friendly place clean no long wait and trustworthy people Dr Duan and her Assistant tawanna are the best
Jamira D.
Everyone of the staff is very friendly and help with any concerns
Raven J.
They are really friendly. Helps you feel comfortable. Clean. Informative. Dr. Pancholi gave good advice and saved me a lot of time and pain. His assistant, Tawanna, was amazing at making me […]
Nikki J.
My visit was 08/09/17.Jacklin Brown and a young gentleman, I don’t remember his name but he took exrays of my teeth. They where very very nice. They explained everything to me as they were doing […]
Latricie T.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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