What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a division in dentistry which specialises in diagnosing, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
- Overbite — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
- Underbite — where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
- Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
- Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
- Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
- Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth
- Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
Orthodontics corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Our primary goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-based, state-of-the-art technology practice to enhance your experience as a patient. We maintain the most advanced procedures and equipment (including digital radiography, digital photography and advanced orthodontic scanning technology), ensuring that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile.