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What are Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment is designed to correct issues with bite, appearance and tooth functionality. In some cases, teeth are so overcrowded and crooked that it prevents them from being cleaned properly. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of a variety of tools and appliances designed to get teeth into a more uniform row. Orthodontics can help both kids and adults alike, so it’s never too late to begin treatment.

Why would you need Orthodontic Treatment?

If you have ever been told that you or your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you will most likely find that orthodontics will help your smile look more even. Before being considered for orthodontic work, a consultation and series of x-rays is necessary to determine the best course of treatment. Some of the reasons you may want or even need orthodontic treatment include:

  • You or a child has overcrowded, crooked teeth
  • You or a child has malocclusion problems (open bites, under bites, overbites)
  • You or a child is unhappy about the way their smile looks

Who is an eligible candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?

To be considered for orthodontic treatment, you’ll first need to come in for a consultation. The consultation will include a comprehensive examination as well as impressions and x-rays. This helps us to determine if orthodontic work is needed and if so, the best way to go about treating orthodontic problems. Most people who want braces are eligible to have them, since the benefits of treatment far outweigh any risks involved.

What can you expect during routine Orthodontic Treatment?

The first step is to have a consultation with our doctors. We will create a personalized treatment protocol for you or your loved one. You will then need to come in regularly to begin and continue treatment. If you fail to make all of your orthodontic appointments, this prolongs treatment and may require additional work. We are committed to providing high-quality orthodontic work that is affordable and effective. We work with patients of all ages, so you can always feel comfortable coming to us for your orthodontic treatment.

If you are interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself or a loved one, call our office and we can help answer any questions you may have as well as get you in for a consultation appointment.