A visit to the dentist or the orthodontist can often feel scary or uncomfortable, especially for our younger patients because it is full of unknowns. Our Priority is to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. We do that by not masking or hiding anything. Our belief is that the more open and transparent we are, the better it is for everyone. We take our time to explain things carefully and we follow up to make sure there aren’t any residual questions. When there are too many layers to a decision, it can get confusing. Our goal for every patient is to feel that your treatment is being done 'with you', rather than 'to you'.
Together We Create SMILES and Transform Lives!
Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.
Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is as rewarding as possible. We utilize the latest technology, and offer a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve.
There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile. Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, the American Orthodontic Association suggests that an orthodontic assessment should be performed around the age of 7. When an orthodontic assessment is done at this stage, growth and development can be monitored closely and treatment will be recommended, only if and when it is required. However, it is never too late for an assessment and we would love to meet you at any age.
What problems can be treated with orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a versatile branch of dentistry that can be used alone, or in combination with maxillofacial or cosmetic dentistry.
Common conditions that are treated with orthodontics:
- Overbite / Underbite – The discrepancy between a pair of closed jaws is known as an anteroposterior discrepancy or deviation. An example of such a discrepancy would be an overbite (where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth), or an underbite (where the lower teeth are further forward then the upper teeth).
- Overcrowding – Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem. It occurs when there is an insufficient space for the normal growth and development of adult teeth.
- Esthetic problems – A beautiful straight smile may be marred by a single misaligned tooth. This tooth can be realigned with ease and accuracy by the orthodontist. Alternatively, orthodontists can also work to reshape and restructure the lips, jaw or the face.