Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is prescribed to correct a number of common problems. Many people may need orthodontic treatment to correct an "unsatisfactory bite" that has been caused by crowding teeth or extra teeth. Other people may need treatment to realign a jaw that is out of place due to genetics or due to an accident. Many people want to correct one or more crooked teeth caused by thumb-sucking, premature or late loss of baby teeth, or a wide variety of other causes.

We recommend orthodontics for children and adults.  The major health benefit for straight, uncrowded teeth is for hygiene purposes.  They are easy to clean.  However, some individual experiencing chronic tension headaches may benefit from undergoing orhtodontics.  In addition, some individuals with "occlusal disease" that severely grind and clench their teeth can sometimes get relief by correcting the position of their teeth.   Candidates typically have "premature contacts" on one or several teeth when they bite down, rather than their system closing as a unit with all points contacting.  Interferences typically lead to broken teeth, failed root canals, failed crowns. and cracked teeth. 

ortho1 Orthodontic treatment is an effective solution for crooked teeth and a jaw that is out of alignment.
ortho2 Most treatments require brackets to be bonded to your teeth and a wire running from tooth to tooth.
ortho3 Once your teeth have been repositioned, you may be required to wear a temporary retainer to keep your teeth in position.
ortho4 Upon completion of your treatment, your teeth will be straight and beautiful, improving your overall health and confidence.