Orthodontic treatment helps ensure the proper function of teeth and create healthy smiles. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Teeth that are misaligned are harder to clean and can cause abnormal wearing of tooth enamel which can lead to extensive and expensive dental procedures.
Orthodontic treatment is not a quick fix. It is a complex biological process. It involves changes in jawbones, facial bones and soft tissue as teeth are moved into their new positions. Your care often starts with a thorough examination of the teeth and mouth, and a study of dental records such as x-rays, photos and models of the teeth. From this, we can develop a custom treatment plan. There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces. They each have their uses.
We consider all possibilities, based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more and will work with you to make the best decision – for your best smile.