Crooked, crowded teeth? Straighten your smile in Shelby Twp

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Experience The BEAUTIFUL Difference Of A Smile With Straight Teeth In Proper Alignment.

Shelby Township Dentist Dr. Ban R. Barbat is your Macomb & Oakland County destination for orthodontics!


Teeth that don’t ‘meet’ together properly can lead to problems that extend far beyond your smile. Crooked or crowded teeth create angles that are difficult for a tooth brush to reach. When oral bacteria accumulate, the result can be cavities or gum disease.

In addition to a more beautiful smile, the health benefits of straight teeth in proper alignment shouldn’t be overlooked. Misaligned teeth can lead to TMJ Disorder. This problem can cause headaches, migraines, sore jaw joints, ear ringing and pain in facial, neck and shoulder muscles.



Of course, not every child needs braces. However, unlike generations past, we now know that keeping smiles healthy can occur faster and simpler through early guidance.

While parents should have a child orthodontically evaluated as soon as permanent teeth start to emerge, this should occur by the age of 7 or 8. As teeth are emerging, an orthodontist can detect problems yet to become obvious. An ortho exam helps the orthodontist predict what is likely to occur and how future problems can be avoided (often requiring lengthier, more costly treatment).

Early guidance offers a number of advantages:

1). Since younger children have softer, more malleable bones, the jaws are more cooperative if there is need to ease them into a more ideal position.

2). The bones of younger children grow at a faster pace so early intervention requires less time than waiting until they are older.

3). Early guidance can help to prevent crowding; preventing it is a lot easier than repositioning fully emerged teeth.

4). Early intervention may also prevent the need for extractions that can result from crowding.

5). Braces may aid in coaxing impacted teeth out from a “stuck” position in the jaw, avoiding surgery down the road.

As a specially-trained Neuromuscular Dentist, Dr. Ban Barbat adds, “I see so many adults who have suffered for decades with the repercussions of a misaligned bite. This can lead to issues with the TMJ (jaw joints) and result in frequent headaches, migraines, night-time clenching and grinding, ear ringing, dizziness, and difficulty opening the mouth fully. Having straight teeth at an early age can help in the prevention of these problems in adult years.” 

In our office, our Orthodontist can make recommendations to restore proper bite alignment while enhancing your smile’s appearance. In addition to offering traditional braces, Dr. Barbat is certified in Invisalign (for teens & adults).


INVISALIGN – Clear, removable ‘braces’

For an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign offers a more comfortable method to straighten teeth. Without the need for wires and brackets, Invisalign also realigns teeth at a pace that is similar to or, in some cases, faster than traditional braces.

Invisalign combines 3-D computer technology with a clear, medical grade polymer to move teeth without the discomfort of braces. They can be removed to eat and clean teeth and are generally undetectable when worn.



Regardless of the option you choose to straighten teeth, easy payment plans are available. Many require no down payment and are interest-free.



Call 586-739-2155 Today For A Free Consultation With Dr. Barbat!