<b>What are Orthodontics?</b>
Orthodontic treatment is ideal for patients who have less than perfect teeth. Your teeth might be crooked, crowded or you might have a slight malocclusion like an overbite or underbite. Regardless of what you’re dealing with currently, we have the treatment options that are right for you. Orthodontic treatment is ideal for patients of all ages and varying needs.
<b>Why is Orthodontic treatment needed?</b>
The reason you might need orthodontic treatment is because your teeth are crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced. You might feel uncomfortable about the way that you look. You might even find that it is difficult to properly clean your teeth because of how crowded the teeth are currently. Correcting the alignment of the teeth can benefit you both aesthetically and functionally.
<b>Who is a candidate for Orthodontics?</b>
Many patients are good candidates for orthodontic treatment. Treatment is personalized to each patient having it done. We recommend children come in for their first orthodontic consultation around the time they are about eight years old. For adults, it is never too late to take charge of how your smile looks.
<b>What happens during Orthodontic treatment?</b>
In order to begin the process of orthodontic treatment, we will conduct a consultation. This appointment involves x-rays, an exam and impressions of your teeth and gums. We then use this information to carefully create a treatment plan that is right for you. When undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important that you come in every few weeks for adjustments to any appliances that were fitted. This helps to improve the way that your teeth are straightened and how quickly treatment progresses. Depending on the type of work that you need to have done, you can expect to undergo orthodontic treatment for anywhere from just a couple of months to several years. We have several orthodontic options available to meet your individual needs.
If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment and how it is done, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.