It is a branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing, preventing, and treating jaw, face, and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Typically a specialist in the field of orthodontics is known as an Orthodontist, and they have completed an additional two to three years of training beyond their dental school training in order to provide orthodontic treatment to patients.
It has been observed that in recent years there have been many changes in the dental industry, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment and care. Due to the increased awareness of fluoride use and preventative dentistry, patients are experiencing fewer instances of cavities and missing teeth than ever before. The increasing awareness of the health and appearance of a patient’s smile has prompted many people to seek orthodontic treatment not only for medical reasons, but also for cosmetic reasons.
Traditional braces or custom-made removable appliances, orthodontics can help you achieve a healthy, straight, and beautiful smile.
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*Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that don’t fit together correctly. Malocclusions not only affect the teeth, but also the appearance of the face. Most malocclusions are inherited; however some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or an early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to a malocclusion.
Our dentists pride themselves on putting your needs first and offering FREE PARKING — a rarity for downtown dentists. We care and we listen. Our dentists have years of experience and are here to serve your needs at every appointment. If you have a question about your smile or need a second opinion, we’re here to help.