Orthodontics is the treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) that could be a result of tooth irregularity, a disproportionate jaw, or both. Orthodontics commonly refers to the placement of braces on teeth for the purpose of straightening crooked teeth, and strengthening structural integrity.
Though orthodontics can be implemented at any age, the ideal time for placement of braces is between ten and fourteen years of age as the head and the mouth are still growing and therefore are more susceptible to straightening.
The end result of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile, however it’s vital to remember to keep teeth as clean as possible during active orthodontic treatment. Brushing after every meal and flossing daily are crucial as food can easily become trapped in the brackets or in the bands and can possibly lead to decay and discoloration of the natural tooth.
If you have any of the following you may be a perfect candidate for orthodontics..spacing, overcrowding, underbite, overbite, misplaced midline. Come in to see one of our dentists who can recommend and devise a suitable treatment plan just for you!