Orthodontics is the discipline in dentistry which focuses on the corrective alignment of teeth and jaws to improve a patient's oral health and the overall appearance of their smile. Orthodontic treatment can correct problems like overbites or underbites, crowded or crooked teeth and disorders of the jaw and joints.
The length of time needed to correct your smile will vary. During our consultation we can determine the length of time necessary for the best overall treatment.
Yes! Braces have the potential to break. Avoiding hard and crunchy snacks such as popcorn, nuts and hard candy is a good idea to maintain the integrity of your braces. Starchy foods along with sugary foods produce acids and plague that may cause tooth decay and encourage gum desease. Sticky and chewey candy like caramel can cause wire damange and loosen brackets.