Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons — improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth and face for cosmetic reasons — but treatment is often prescribed for practical reasons, such as providing the patient with a functionally improved bite.
Types of orthodontic procedures include:
By far the most common of orthodontic procedures, braces are the use of devices to move teeth or adjust underlying bone. If you have crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite (an underbite or overbite), there are a variety of treatments that can help straighten your teeth, including braces and retainers. Types of braces include: Conventional Metal Braces, Clear Braces, and Invisalign.
Screenings for Kids
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends screening all kids by the age of 7 to identify early issues, but it is never too early or late to invest in yourself and begin enjoying the lifelong results of a spectacular smile that goes beyond just straight teeth.
A smile makeover refers to any combination of cosmetic dental procedures that enhances the beauty and appearance of the smile, correcting almost any problem:
- crooked teeth can be straightened
- chipped, broken teeth can be repaired
- missing teeth can be replaced
- gaps between teeth can be closed
- gummy smiles can be recontoured
- stained, discolored teeth can be whitened