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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating malformations of the face and mouth. Most people think only about braces, (don’t let the name fool you) it’s much more than just getting a great smile.

Orthodontic benefits

  • Improves function of your teeth
  • Better oral hygiene
  • Improves long term and overall health
  • Reduces risk of injury
  • Improves self-confidence

A lot of people ask when is treatment necessary? There are several signs that indicate when phase one or phase two orthodontic treatment is necessary.

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Grinded down teeth
  • Excessive spacing
  • Thumb sucking past six or seven

Alright, but do I really need to get my young child orthodontic help? Yes, if we start between the ages of six and ten; this could prevent the need for jaw surgery and complications. So… Phase I is extremely important. We hope this helped!

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