Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting irregularities in the teeth and jaws, helping patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles. Crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and misaligned jaws can not only affect the aesthetics of your smile but also impact your oral health.
Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Properly aligned jaws can prevent issues like TMJ disorders and even contribute to better overall facial symmetry. If you believe you or your child may benefits from braces or other orthodontic care, book your consultation today.
Many people wonder when the best time is to seek orthodontic care. The ideal age for orthodontic evaluation is typically between 7 and 9 years old. However, orthodontic treatment isn't limited to children and teenagers.
More adults are turning to orthodontics to enhance their smiles and correct long-standing issues. It's never too late to invest in the health and beauty of your smile. Thanks to the convenience of modern orthodontics, you can achieve your dream smile at any age!
Orthodontic treatment may cause some discomfort initially, particularly when braces are first placed or adjusted. However, any discomfort is usually mild and temporary. Over-the-counter pain relievers and orthodontic wax can help alleviate any soreness or irritation.
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. Some individuals may complete treatment in as little as six months, while others may require two years or more. Your orthodontist will provide a personalized treatment plan with a clear timeline.
While there are some dietary restrictions with traditional braces, you can still enjoy most of your favorite foods. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners while eating, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite meals without restrictions.
Orthodontic coverage varies among insurance plans. Some plans offer partial coverage for orthodontic treatment, while others do not cover it at all. Our team can help you navigate insurance details and explore flexible financing options.
Regular visits to the orthodontist are crucial to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments. Typically, patients with braces visit every 4-8 weeks, while Invisalign wearers may have check-ups every 6-8 weeks.