Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, South Carolina

Orthodontics is the dental specialty concerned with straightening your teeth and correcting problems with your bite. Hilton Head Island dentist Dr. Timothy Gross not only provides a full range of orthodontic treatments, he is also an orthodontics instructor at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).

Dr. Gross is committed to providing targeted, effective orthodontic treatment for people in all stages of life – from children as young as five years old to adults.

What is Malocclusion?

“Malocclusion” simply means you have a misaligned bite. The most common types of malocclusion are:

  • Class I – Teeth that are crooked, crowded, rotated, or unevenly spaced.
  • Class II (overbite) – Upper front teeth that excessively overlap bottom teeth.
  • Class III (underbite) – Lower front teeth that excessively overlap upper teeth.
  • Crossbite – Some or all of the upper teeth are positioned inside the lower teeth when the jaw is shut.
  • Open bite – Upper and lower front teeth do not meet in the middle.
  • Misplaced midline –  The midline of the upper and lower teeth does not match up.
  • Over jet – The upper front teeth project outward. Commonly called “buck teeth.”

Dr. Gross can address any type of malocclusion, providing you with a straighter, healthier, and more functional smile.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

The best orthodontic treatment method for you will depend on a few different factors, including:

  • The type malocclusion you have
  • Your age
  • The extent of your misalignment
  • Your aesthetic desires
  • Your functional requirements

We will work with you on an individual basis to help you determine the best type of orthodontic treatment for your needs. Conventional braces are a great way to straighten teeth for patients of any age. For older teenagers or adults who are more concerned about the aesthetic appearance of braces, Dr. Gross also offers clear braces and Invisalign®.

During your orthodontic consultation, Dr. Gross will examine your bite and recommend the treatment option that would provide you with the best results.

If you are looking for exceptional orthodontic treatment in the Hilton Head Island or Bluffton areas of South Carolina, please contact Dr. Timothy Gross today to schedule an initial consultation.