Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry which specializes in correction and alignment of teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. A person may seek the services of an orthodontist for cosmetic reasons as well as health reasons. Correction methods might include braces, retainers or other special treatment.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. If you are a candidate for orthodontics, we may use several methods to develop an individualized treatment plan, including:
• Digital X-rays
• Panoramic and Cephalometric X-rays
• Impressions to determine the specific alignment of your teeth and bite
The results of this evaluation are studied in order to formulate the best orthodontic treatment plan for you. The duration of orthodontic treatment varies based on your age and other factors. In some cases, the treatment time is longer. For example, oral surgery and recovery may be needed before or during orthodontic treatment. Following treatment, you may be required to wear a retainer for a period.