Orthodontic Treatment

Welcome

Braces and orthodontic treatment are used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases your teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly. These jaw or tooth alignment problems may be inherited or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumbsucking.

Orthodontic treatment uses appliances, tooth removal, or surgery to fix the way teeth and jaws are aligned. There are many ways to treat poor bite (malocclusion). Expert opinions differ about when to start treatment. Your dentist or orthodontist may give you a choice between early or later treatment or may prefer one specific approach.

Advantages

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment can be a tremendous benefit to almost any patient, no matter what the age. Adults can benefit just as much as children, and the treatment does not take any longer. Treatment may last from as little as four months, but can last up to two or three years depending on the complexity of the case. Some of the many benefits of orthodontic treatment include:
• Straight teeth and a nice smile that improves self-esteem and confidence.
• Improved facial shape and profile.
• Better chewing function and speech.
• To prevent excessive wear on certain teeth not contacting properly with the opposing arch.
• Freedom from jaw/joint pain.
• Improved ability to clean one’s teeth and avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease.
• Establish a healthy foundation for the replacement of missing teeth or other restorative dental work.
• The reduction in mouth-breathing and lip incompetence.

Importanr Information

Through advances in orthodontic technology, today’s braces are smaller, stronger and more effective than ever before. Braces are more comfortable and can be more esthetic with clear braces or with the new Invisalign appliances. Comprehensive orthodontic care combines art, science and dental technology to create beautiful, healthy smiles that can last a lifetime!

Medical Services

Take care of your teeth

Do you need them??

Here's how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the dentist to a minimum:
• Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
• A healthy lifestyle is good for your whole body, including your teeth, gums and mouth.
• Help your child have healthy teeth for life by establishing a good dental health routine.
• It's important to have regular check-ups with your dentist.

Executive Health

Teeth Facts

It is important

Milk teeth
Babies' have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the time they're three years old. When they reach five or six, these teeth will start to fall out, making way for adult teeth.

Adult teeth
There are 32 adult teeth in total, 12 more than in the baby set. The last four of these, called wisdom teeth, usually emerge later than the others, generally between the ages of 17 and 21.

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