Orthodontic Treatment (Braces)
What is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is critical in correcting your smile when it’s crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced. Braces can help to bring your teeth into proper alignment, ensuring optimal oral health over time. Braces are ideal for both children and adults, and we’re happy to customize treatment plans according to our patients’ needs. We offer a variety of different orthodontic treatment options, making it easy to choose the one that’s right for you.
Why is Orthodontic Treatment needed?
There are several reasons why orthodontic treatment may be needed. For one, crowded and crooked teeth can put a damper on your self-esteem, causing you to feel badly about your appearance. Crooked teeth can even have an impact on how well you’re able to clean your teeth. Severe overcrowding can make it nearly impossible to floss properly to remove bacteria and plaque.
Who is a good candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?
Both children and adults alike are good candidates for orthodontic treatment. In fact, it’s recommended that children have their first orthodontic evaluation at around age 7. This can help us to determine if braces are needed and if so, the best course of treatment available to them. It’s never too late to consider orthodontic treatment, as it’s ideal for adult patients as well.
What can you expect with Orthodontic Treatment?
In general, orthodontic treatment involves three stages. The first stage is the planning phase, where we examine your teeth, take x-rays and impressions as well as consult with you regarding treatment. The second stage is the active phase and involves placing and adjusting the braces at regular intervals. The third and final stage of orthodontic treatment is the retention phase, and this often involves wearing a retainer to maintain your new, beautiful results. It is important that when you’re coming in for treatment that you make time for each of your appointments so that treatment is not delayed or prolonged.
If you think you might need orthodontic treatment, call our office today and our staff members will be happy to assist you.