When needed or warranted, the first phase of orthodontics includes interceptive intervention treatment used to influence jaw growth, create more space for crowded teeth, help to correct harmful habits, and improve facial aesthetics.
Orthodontic care is designed to correct any problems with your smile, revealing straight, aligned teeth. It realigns the bite and respaces teeth so that everything works just as it should, making it easier to talk, eat, and smile with confidence.
Orthodontics can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, including:
- Open bite
- An uncentered midline
- Too much space between teeth
- Tooth overcrowding
For the right patients Invisalign can be a good option offering many of the same benefits that traditional braces do. Discuss with us at any time.
A child may lose a primary tooth before the permanent tooth is ready to emerge. If this happens, your dentist may recommend a space maintainer to retain sufficient area for the adult tooth to erupt and to prevent crowding by shifting adjacent teeth. Once the permanent tooth begins to emerge, a space maintainer is no longer necessary.