What Is Orthodontics
Today, orthodontic treatment is simple,
convenient and affordable for patients of all ages. And an attractive
smile is just one of the benefits. Orthodontic treatment results in
correctly aligned teeth that provide ideal jaw function and a great
smile! Additionally, your teeth are easier to clean and more resistant
to gum disease. Perhaps most importantly, orthodontic treatment almost
always provides improved self-confidence.
How Does Treatment Work
Each patient’s orthodontic condition requires a treatment plan based
on a specialized diagnosis of the case. The treatment process involves
X-rays, dental impressions and photographs. Braces have one aim: to use
gentle pressure to move teeth into proper alignment. Treatment time
varies depending on age, patient compliance and the severity of the
condition. Generally, treatment lasts for 24 months and is facilitated
by ideal patient cooperation.