Dental Services in Portland, OR
At NW Heights Dental in Portland, OR we offer a variety of dental services to treat all needs of our patients. Our services include general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and Invisalign®.
During your consultation with Dr. Keri Smith, she will provide the best treatment plan to achieve your dental goals.
General & Family Dentistry
Teeth are strong, durable structures that endure a great deal of pressure each day. Its important to protect your teeth and keep them strong through daily brushing and flossing as well as regular professional care from a dentist.
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of dental conditions, as well as the maintenance of overall oral health for patients of all ages. This comprehensive care from a general dentist is usually the only source of care patients require for their dental needs. There are several different dental specialties, but general dentistry encompasses the basics of these specialties.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses not only the health of the teeth, but also their aesthetic value. Various products and procedures exist within cosmetic dentistry with the goal of improving both the well-being and visual appearance of the teeth, giving the individual a higher level of self-confidence.
Neuromuscular dentistry is an area of dentistry that focuses not only on the teeth as they relate to the jaw, but on the nerves, muscles and joints as they relate to the jaw. By combining the principles of anatomy and physiology, neuromuscular dentistry works to achieve an optimal bite (occlusion) and jaw alignment. Neuromuscular dentists examine how all parts of the mouth and jaw work together. The objective of a neuromuscular dentist is to relax the jaw muscles in order to identify the true resting position of the jaw. They focus on determining the optimal position of the jaw in order to correct misalignment and jaw disorders.
The Invisalign® system uses virtually invisible aligners, rather than metal bands, brackets or wires, to straighten teeth comfortably. The aligners are custom-made to fit the teeth and are easily removable so patients can eat, drink, brush and floss. The advantage that Invisalign teeth aligners have over regular braces is that they are virtually undetectable.
Schedule a Consultation
Call (503) 646-1463 to schedule a consultation at NW Heights Dental in Portland, OR.