Orthodontics is the art of straightening teeth. This can be done at any age , in fact almost 25% of orthodontic patients today are adult. Treatment may require an appliance, or small brackets attached to the teeth with wires to guide the tooth movement, or both appliances and wires.
The young growing patient may require a 2 phase treatment.
Phase one allows appliance therapy to guide the growth and development of bones of the face and jaws for a more optimal appearance. This is started before growth is finished. Early diagnosis is important to treat with these orthopedic appliances.
Phase two is braces, brackets and wires. This treatment may be done at any age, and can dramatically improve your smile.
We try to avoid removing adult teeth where ever possible in the process of straightening your teeth.
Ask us what we can do for your smile.