Yes. You should continue to see your general dentist every 3 - 6 months for cleanings and dental checkups.
No. However, there may be an initial period of adjustment. Please let us know if you play a wind instrument (prior to treatment) so that we can use special brackets [...]
No. It is recommended, however, that patients protect their smiles by wearing a mouth guard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouth guards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a [...]
Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from 18 to 30 months. Actual treatment time can be affected by rate of growth and severity of [...]
An orthodontist is a specialist who has completed a 4 year advanced education program following dental school, in order to learn the special skills required to manage tooth movement and [...]
A more attractive smile Better function of the teeth Increase in self-confidence Increased ability to clean the teeth Improved wear patterns of the teeth Better long term health of teeth [...]
Upper front teeth protrude excessively over the lower teeth (bucked teeth) Upper front teeth cover the majority of the lower teeth when biting together (deep bite) Upper front teeth are [...]
Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean [...]