What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics includes any treatments of tooth irregularities, especially those that involve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Commonly, an orthodontist treats tooth and bite misalignments (i.e., overbite, underbite, or crossbite) using metal braces or palate expanders. At Concerned Dental, we not only have experienced dentists on staff, but we also have in-house orthodontists and oral surgeons who can treat minor bite or alignment problems as well as complex structural issues.
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What treatments can an orthodontist provide?
A number of different orthodontic treatments are available at Concerned Dental, including the following:
- Metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Palate expanders
- Jaw repositioning appliances
- Lip and cheek bumpers
- Space maintainers
Why should I visit an orthodontist?
At Concerned Dental, we may recommend orthodontic treatment if you are suffering from any of the below common orthodontic issues:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontic services often involve taking careful X-rays of the teeth as well as making models of teeth before treatment. Additionally, teeth may need to be extracted in some cases where overcrowding is present or when a patient’s mouth is too small to accommodate all teeth. Once your dental condition has been fully assessed and prior treatments are completed, your orthodontist can apply any needed appliances, such as braces, to address the condition.