Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. The primary goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a harmonious bite and a straight, balanced smile.
A straight smile is undeniably attractive. It boosts your self-esteem and leaves a lasting impression on those you meet. Whether you're a teenager looking for increased confidence or an adult aiming for a professional appearance, orthodontic treatment can give you the smile you desire.
Beyond aesthetics, straight teeth are vital in maintaining optimal oral health. When your teeth are properly aligned, cleaning between them and removing plaque and food particles is easier. This reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems.
Crooked teeth or bite issues can lead to discomfort while chewing, speaking difficulties, and jaw pain. Orthodontic treatment can address these functional concerns, ensuring that your teeth work harmoniously.
Investing in orthodontic treatment offers long-term benefits. Once your treatment is complete, your straightened smile is yours to enjoy for life. It's a valuable investment in your oral health and overall quality of life.
Orthodontic treatment can benefit individuals of all ages. While many patients begin treatment during their teenage years, there is no age limit for achieving a straighter smile. Our orthodontic team will evaluate your unique needs and create a personalized treatment plan.
The duration of orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the complexity of the case. On average, treatment can last anywhere from 12 to 36 months. During your initial consultation, we will provide a more accurate estimate.
You may experience some discomfort or soreness after orthodontic adjustments. This discomfort is temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. As your teeth adjust to their new positions, any discomfort will gradually subside.
Proper oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment. We will provide detailed instructions on how to clean your braces or aligners effectively. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are also crucial to ensure your teeth remain healthy throughout treatment.
While there are some dietary restrictions with traditional braces, Invisalign offers the advantage of being removable. With Invisalign, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods without any restrictions.
Dental insurance coverage varies, and not all plans cover orthodontic treatment. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Our team can also assist in verifying your insurance benefits.