Orthodontics is About More Than Straight Teeth
Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities of the teeth, usually by using braces, and everyone knows that orthodontics can straighten your teeth and improve your smile. But did you know that orthodontic treatment can also improve the health of your gums, provide better support to your muscles and TM joints (jaw joints), and improve breathing through airway development?
Straight teeth are pretty, but correctly positioning those teeth in three-dimensional harmony with your muscles and TM joints is the key to a smile that is not only beautiful, but functional and comfortable as well.
A beautiful cosmetic result is extremely important to us, but a foundation of overall oral health is just as important. As with all our treatment offerings, our orthodontic approach begins with the consideration of the overall health of the patient and how orthodontic treatment might contribute to the improvement of other related systems or conditions, the fundamental and structural components of the face including joint and muscle functions, periodontal health, and airway development.
Once we can determine where these structures want to naturally function with the least strain, the teeth can then be moved to a proper position for function, stability, and appearance.
We offer a full range of orthodontic solutions for children, teens, and adults.
The type and extent of treatment is different for each individual. Some people need just a minor correction, while others may need a combination of treatments over a period of time in order to restore both beauty and function to their smiles.
As in all fields of health care, a proper diagnosis is necessary to develop a proper path of treatment.
Comprehensive diagnostic records consisting of 3D panoramic and cephalometric radiographs and analyses, photos, models, and a thorough clinical examination are an absolute starting point for successful orthodontic treatment.
If necessary, state of the art computerized diagnostics and functional jaw scans are used before beginning of the treatment:
Orthodontic services available include, but are not limited to:
No matter how complicate your case may be, the result will always be straight teeth and correctly sized and positioned jaws, which makes the face more beautiful; opened airway for better breathing; balanced TM joints for a lifetime of healthy function; and finally allows the upper cervical spine to attain correct and stable form and balance. We believe you can have straight teeth, but ultimately more importantly, profoundly healthy physiology of the jaws as well. You don’t have to choose one or the other, with our approach to orthodontic treatment you always get both! The result is your healthiest, happiest smile. We promise!