Orthodontics

Push, pull, straighten for a wonderful smile.

Orthodontics is the process of diagnosing, preventing and treating teeth for jaw irregularities. Orthodontics is rightfully associated with the use of braces both traditional and clear to straighten teeth.

Being happy about the appearance of your smile is a very powerful emotion. Your smile is the first gift a person can receive. More than half of every person you encounter will notice your smile as the first thing about you. 

Orthodontic treatment results in a cosmetic improvement of your smile but it also helps do so much more. After ortho treatments are completed, the re-aligned teeth facilitate long term health. An inlign bit pattern prevents wear and tear in the facial muscles. Straightened teeth trap fewer food bits that can grow bacteria and become cavities. Teeth spaced correctly make brushing and flossing easier. 

Upgrades to your smile is an upgrade in your overall well being! Both physical and mental!

Braces are mouth appliances attached to your teeth that correct irregularities in the jaw. There are two main types of braces. Metal Braces and Clear Braces. 

Choosing between the two types of braces depends on the structure of the mouth and what type of outcome you desire. Both types of braces accomplish the same thing; slowly and safely pulling your teeth into healthy alignment. The results of braces are: 

  • Mitigation of future health issues
  • Improvement in “smile confidence” 
  • Stopping pain or discomfort from misaligned teeth
  • Improving speech capabilities
  • Preventing future jaw deformities
  • Decreasing improper wear and tear on jaw muscles

You can begin orthodontic treatment at almost any age.

We recommend that every child be screened for orthodontic evaluation before the age of 7. Early evaluation makes it easier and less costly to address any concerns of the current growth progression of a kid’s mouth. 

Adolescent or teenage years are a great time to consider braces. Orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient but during teen years the time to completion is usually shorter than adults. The mouth is still forming and the bone structure of the jaw is more pliable.

If you feel too old to get braces; you’re not alone. 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are above the age 30. An evaluation will show you different options for braces that will make it easier for you to journey towards the smile you desire. Even if you aren’t ready to begin just yet, we’ll make sure you understand all your options. Like most things, it’s never too late to start!