Orthodontics is a specialized field focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, such as overcrowding or an underbite. Orthodontic procedures are designed to align your smile to improve the appearance and function of your bite. Over the course of several months or years, patients could see a complete transformation in their appearance. Common treatments include:
While you may first be driven to undergo treatment to achieve a more appealing smile, orthodontic procedures can also have important oral health benefits. Malocclusion can interfere with your ability to chew and speak properly, causing extensive wear and stress on the teeth, as well as your gums and jaw. By shifting teeth into the correct position, orthodontics can improve the functionality of your bite, relieve discomfort, and allow you to maintain better oral hygiene. Advanced, diverse treatment options are available for patients of all ages.