Thanks to huge advancements in dental materials and technology, orthodontic treatment has come a long way in a short time. Many of the materials we use were first developed by NASA.Our orthodontists treat both CHILDREN AND ADULTS; treating children during a changing dentition stage, as well as teenagers and adults who may exhibit more complex orthodontic problems. Perceptions and attitudes about braces have changed over the years, but the goal remains the same – to help each patient achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
With straight teeth, you can bite, chew and speak more effectively. Properly aligned teeth and jaws not only contribute to healthier teeth and gums, they may even alleviate or prevent physical health problems. And let’s face it; teeth that work better tend to look better. An attractive smile is a wonderful asset to display. It contributes to your self-confidence and your self-image, which are important qualities at any age.
Children should be screened for orthodontic problems by the age of 7 as recommended by The American Association of Orthodontics. This will help evaluate present or future orthodontic needs.
Conventional braces are still among the most popular treatment options. Simply, there is no more effective way to move teeth. Due to orthodontic innovations such as invisible brackets, different color elastics which help anchor the wire to the brackets, and the ability to change elastic colors during treatment, there are now exciting ways for young patients to customize the appearance of their orthodontic work.