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Orthodontics

Teenager with braces

Today’s braces have come a long way!

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that corrects dental spacing and bite irregularities. The purpose of treatment is to create healthy teeth and jaws by addressing the alignment of the opposing teeth.

Correcting the Relationship Between the Teeth and Jaws

Braces may be necessary when teeth are improperly aligned, or the jaws do not meet together properly. Interceptive orthodontics can prevent some spacing problems during tooth eruption and oral development. Retainers are used to preserve the results following orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic therapy can help you manage:

How will you know when it’s time to consult an orthodontist? At Smiles First we will recommend an orthodontic evaluation for every child by his or her 7th birthday. We are happy to discuss your child’s oral development as it relates to the future of their smile. Likewise, adults make exceptional orthodontic patients and in most cases it is never too late to consider orthodontic therapy.