It is the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) which may be caused by disproportionate jaw relationships, tooth irregularities or both.
Treatment is most typical in adolescents usually after all of the baby teeth are lost.
Usually 12-14 years of age.
It is not uncommon to treat children as young as 6 years of age with a palatal expansion device. This is used to treat a condition where the upper jaw is narrower than the lower
It is very important to maintain the space of a prematurely lost baby molar. The space is required for the permanent tooth to erupt. If the space is lost, the permanent tooth will
Adult orthodontics have become common in recent years to improve one’s bite and appearance.
As we age, the jaw actually shrinks causing teeth to overlap and become crowded.
These crowded teeth trap more plaque and are more difficult to keep clean. This becomes a risk factor for early tooth loss and decay.
There are typically two types of treatment:
1) The traditional route: brackets and wire.
2) The contemporary route: Invisalign, which are clear plastic trays that fit over the teeth and are virtually invisible.
Treatment typically takes between 9 to 24 months.
During treatment, it is especially important to be extra diligent about brushing your teeth.
The wires and brackets accumulate plaque and food debris.
After treatment has been completed, it is extremely important to wear retainers as directed by your dentist.
Before, during and after treatment, it is very important to keep your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.
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