What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is much more than just a teenage rite of passage,
although approximately seventy percent of the United States population
could benefit from orthodontic care. The goals and benefits of
orthodontic treatment are the achievement of function, harmony and
balance between the teeth, jaws and face for a lifetime of attractive,
healthy smiles. Orthodontics can also relieve the unnecessary strain
and discomfort that occur when teeth do not meet properly.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a specialist in the movement of teeth and the
correction of jaw problems. In addition to college and dental school, an
orthodontist completes three years of intensive specialty training at a
graduate school approved by the ADA.
Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile;
orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions).
Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment.
Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel
about your smile.
Why Straighten Teeth?
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists,
untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded
teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may
contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Straight teeth help an
individual to effectively bite, chew and speak. Straight teeth contribute
to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may
alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that work better
also tend to look better. An attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of
An attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem,
self-confidence and self-image—important qualities at every age. A
pleasing appearance is a vital component of self-confidence. A person's
self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips
and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit
social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general
attitude toward life.
There are psychological aspects that are also important. It has been
clinically proven that a beautiful smile leads to higher self-esteem.
Confidence generates success. People with beautiful smiles have a lot
to be happy about.
Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce
discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment
time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options
may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners
that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth.
During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best
possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial
examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment
expected and the approximate cost.
By working closely with your dentist, we can help you achieve your
ideal smile. We maintain communication with your dentist throughout
your orthodontic treatment and ensure that he or she is informed about
your treatment at all times. It is extremely important that you continue to
visit your family dentist regularly for routine dental care.
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