Teeth don’t always grow in looking perfectly aligned, unfortunately -- that’s why orthodontics save the day on many, many occasions. Orthodontics allow us to correct a patient’s bite, re-align crooked teeth, and give them an overall more comfortable and attractive smile.
Braces straighten your teeth by applying even, steady pressure on them for a period of time -- which ranges between six months and two years, depending on their starting placement.
Brushing and flossing can be a bit trickier when you’re wearing braces, because there are more nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. But we work with our patients to show them how to keep their teeth healthy during orthodontic treatment.
If you suspect your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment, or you have questions about if your child might require braces, feel free to call us to find out more.