What are Orthodontics?

The majority of children, teens and adults around the world do not have perfectly straight teeth. Having crooked or crowded teeth can be a cosmetic issue, which gets in the way of your self-esteem. However, your orthodontic problems can even be a health and hygiene issue, since it is often more difficult to properly clean around teeth when they are improperly spaced. This is why we offer comprehensive orthodontic care to each of our patients.

Why are Orthodontics needed?

Orthodontic treatment is essential for patients who have crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. It is never too early or too late to consider this type of treatment. You may even benefit from this type of treatment if you have an open bite, underbite or overbite and are looking for a way to improve the way that you look. We often recommend that children come in for their first orthodontic consultation around age seven to eight.

What Are Orthodontics
Why Are Orthodontics Needed

Who is a candidate for Orthodontic treatment?

Most patients who have crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatment. There is no age limit when it comes to having this type of treatment done. In fact, more and more adults are beginning to wear braces because they are ready to improve their smile and their confidence. With so many orthodontic options available to you, it’s easy for us to customize treatment to suit your needs.

What happens during Orthodontic treatment?

We will begin by consulting with you regarding your orthodontic treatment. We take impressions, x-rays and perform an examination to get to know you and your individual needs. Depending on your age or the age of your child, we will recommend specific treatment options that fit your needs well. It is important that you make it a habit to come into the office regularly for orthodontic adjustments so that treatment is not prolonged. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from just a few months to several years depending on our patients and their own individual treatment needs.

If you would like to come into our office for an orthodontic consultation, call us today to speak with one of our helpful and knowledgeable team members.

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