Orthodontic work corrects the alignment of the teeth and the jaw, giving you a straight smile and a perfect bite.
The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy, functional bite. A bite is part tooth alignment and part jaw position. Correctly aligned bites promote good oral health in addition to good general health. It also has the bonus of straightening the teeth, which may give a person more confidence in their smile.
Patients who receive orthodontic care to correct issues with their bite have fewer problems with decay and fewer occurrences of TMJ dysfunction. Both younger and older patients can receive orthodontic treatment to improve their bite.
Common reasons for orthodontic work:
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Orthodontics For Young Children
There is a common misconception that orthodontic work is meant for teens alone. The ideal time to begin orthodontic work is when the bones of the mouth are still growing and the early stages of permanent teeth formation have started to take place.
Orthodontics For Older Children And Teens
By the time your child is at or nearing their teens, most of their permanent teeth have already come in. This period is when a majority of parents consider having braces placed. There are many benefits to orthodontic work for your teens, including shifting teeth that are overcrowded, crooked, or poorly positioned. Those changes will improve your child’s bite and may help your teen’s self-confidence.
Orthodontics For Adults
It is becoming increasingly popular for adults to seek orthodontic care. Some adults wish to correct issues with their bite so they can live a more comfortable life. Others want braces to straighten their smile. Whatever the reason may be, adults have many treatment options. Both traditional braces and Invisalign may be used by an adult.
Invisalign® are clear plastic aligners that correct the alignment of teeth without the look of traditional braces. Instead of using brackets and wires, we customize a series of dental appliances that shift the teeth over a period of time. Because the aligners are not attached to your teeth, patients must remember to wear them consistently.