Orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
WHAT ARE ORTHODONTICS?
Orthodontic treatment is designed to realign and correct the look of your smile. Regardless of your age, it’s never too late to start loving how you look. We customize each patient’s treatment plan so that you receive the care specific to your needs. Our goal is to make orthodontics as affordable and easy for you as possible.
WHY WOULD ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT BE NEEDED?
There are a couple of problems that come with having crooked or crowded teeth. The first issue is that your self-esteem can be impacted, and you might avoid smiling because of the way that you look. Another big problem is that it might be difficult or even impossible for you to completely clean and floss your teeth. This can lead to areas of tooth decay, gingivitis and even gum disease.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ORTHODONTICS?
We will examine your teeth to determine if and when you’d benefit the most from orthodontic treatment. There is no right age when it comes to having the work done. For parents, it’s a good idea to bring children in for their first orthodontic consultation around the time they are seven to nine years old. For adults, it’s never too late to start loving how your smile looks.
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WHAT HAPPENS DURING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
First and foremost, we will perform an examination, take x-rays and provide you with a consultation. We will discuss orthodontic options available to you so that you can choose what works best for your needs and budget. We will work closely with you when it comes to choosing the system that is right for your smile goals. You can then expect to come in regularly to have adjustments or new aligners made over the course of treatment. Your treatment can take anywhere from just a few months to about two to three years depending on what type of work is needed.
If you think you would benefit from orthodontic treatment and want to learn more, call the office today so that one of our staff members can further assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth and jaw.
Orthodontics is primarily used to treat misaligned and crooked teeth, an overbite, an underbite, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth.
Orthodontic treatments vary depending on each individual‘s needs, but typically involve the use of customized braces or other appliances that apply gentle pressure to the teeth in order to gradually move them into the desired position.
The time it takes to complete orthodontic treatment varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the condition. Typically, the entire process can take anywhere from 1–3 years.