What are Orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment is ideal for patients who have crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth. There is no age restriction when it comes to receiving orthodontic care, so you can make the choice to straighten your teeth at any point in life. It’s not uncommon for adults who underwent orthodontic treatment earlier in life to need re-treatment later on in life. We offer a variety of orthodontic options to fit your and your children’s needs.
Why would Orthodontics be needed?
It’s not unusual for children, teens, and adults to have less-than-perfect teeth. Many may have minor crowding or crookedness that can be solved with just a few months worth of orthodontic treatment. For others, their orthodontic issues may require years of advanced orthodontic care. Some of the problems that orthodontics can treat include:
- Misalignment of teeth
- Spacing and gaps
- Under and overbites
- Open bites and other malocclusion problems
- Bite problems
- Inability to properly brush and floss teeth
Who’s a candidate for Orthodontic treatment?
Dr. Ferdkoff will examine your or your child’s teeth to determine if orthodontic care is a good option. If you need orthodontic care, it’s best to start treatment as sooner rather than later, so that you can start benefiting from a straighter, healthier smile. For minor orthodontic problems, we offer a range of different care options to help you reach your smile goals. If you or your child has advanced or complicated orthodontic issues, we may recommend additional treatments to ensure the best possible results.
What happens during Orthodontic treatment?
We begin the process with a consultation that will involve x-rays, an exam, and impressions of your own or your child’s teeth, and then create a personalized treatment plan for you. This treatment plan will help you to achieve a gorgeous, straight, healthy smile, free of orthodontic problems. For some patients, orthodontic treatment takes just months, while others may need a few years to complete it. Your treatment will involve coming into the office every few weeks to adjust either your aligners, or the wiring that is on your teeth. It is important to keep up with these appointments to prevent the treatment from being delayed.
If you’re ready to start orthodontic treatment for either yourself or your child, call us today to schedule an appointment. Our convenient extended office hours will help you fit your appointments into your busy schedule.