WHY ORTHODONTICS ?
For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If the look and arrangement of teeth do not particularly make you happy and you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.
Improving the arrangement and positions of your teeth with braces will make your teeth easier to clean and hence less prone to cavities and gum problems. Better positioning of your teeth will also make them less prone to external and internal injuries. Good set of teeth makes sure that you have good chewing ability, healthy jaw joint function and balanced facial musculature.
When your braces treatment is done, you will have the smile you’ve always dreamt of and the confidence to show it off. We also want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience, and our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care you deserve.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic or plastic. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.
Today the braces are more comfortable, effective and faster. They are programmed to deliver optimum orthodontic forces in the right direction so that the teeth achieve their most correct position in the least amount of time. You can now choose clear or metal brackets or even invisible / hidden braces which do not show at all. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Even though orthodontic treatment is best done between the ages 10 and 13 years, today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Duration of Treatment
Orthodontic treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker overall treatment time.
Before beginning your orthodontic care, your doctor will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide.