What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends a child’s first time orthodontic evaluation should be at 7 years of age when crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated.
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Every orthodontic case is unique, therefore, we select braces and appliances and customize them to match your smile and give you the results you want.
Malocclusion may be seen as crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth. It may affect a person’s appearance, speech, and/or ability to eat. Malocclusions may be acquired from habits like finger or thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, premature loss of teeth from an accident or dental disease, and medical conditions such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids that lead to mouth breathing.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends a child’s first time orthodontic evaluation should be at 7 years of age when crossbites, crowding and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
- Regular Braces
- Invisalign Braces
- Lingual Braces
- Cosmetic Braces