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What are Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment is essential for correcting a wide range of different misalignment problems. Whether you have crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, you can benefit from coming in for orthodontic treatment. This treatment is ideal for patients of all ages, since many adults are beginning to see the benefits of orthodontics as well. We customize your treatment plan according to what you both need and want.

Why might Orthodontics be needed?

You might need orthodontic treatment because you have a smile that is not perfectly straight. This can cause you to feel badly about your appearance and wanting a complete transformative change. Another reason you may need and want orthodontic treatment is because a straighter smile is easier to care for. Your oral health will benefit from being properly brushed and flossed without crowded or crooked teeth getting in the way.

Orthodontic treatment - Rosenthal Family Dentistry
Orthodontic treatment - Rosenthal Family Dentistry

Who is a candidate for Orthodontics?

Most patients are good candidates for orthodontic treatment. Because treatment is personalized to each individual person, your treatment can take anywhere from a few months to several years to complete. There is no age limit when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Many adults are beginning to come into our office who are looking to straighten and realign their smiles.

What happens during your Orthodontic treatment?

The orthodontic process begins with a complete consultation. We will take x-rays, impressions and perform an exam to get to know what you need as a patient. We then begin to fit you with either a clear aligner or traditional braces as needed. You will need to come into the office at regular intervals to continue the treatment and have the appliances adjusted or replaced. Most patients will begin to notice a difference in their smiles in just a few months, and treatment can take as little as about one year. You will finally feel confident in your smile thanks to the orthodontic work that’s been done.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontics, call us today to schedule a convenient appointment with one of our staff members.