Orthodontics involves the art and science of correction of malocclusions (bad bites) through diagnosis, prevention and treatment of malaligned teeth.
Malaligned teeth are more difficult to clean and may increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. If the chewing surfaces of your teeth are malpositioned, chewing efficiency can be decreased and extra stresses may be placed on the teeth during chewing as well as the facial muscles and jaw joints.
Symptoms of jaw joint and muscle problems include headaches, neckaches, jaw joint or facial pain, ear aches, ringing in the ears, dizziness and pain behind the eyes.
Orthodontic treatment can benefit people of all ages who are looking at improving their smile.
Alignment of teeth through orthodontic treatment involves braces, which are bonded to the teeth. The ‘bonded’ brackets on the teeth support a wire, which applies a light force to the teeth and is adjusted and monitored on a regular basis.
Through orthodontics you can achieve the smile you want and with that smile, you can look your best and feel good about yourself!