Braces straighten out crooked teeth and help your jaws and chewing muscles grow into a good bite. Your smile and profile look better and your teeth stay healthier.
By wearing braces while you’re young, you may not have to wear them as long later, as a teenager. Orthodontics (also called Dentofacial Orthopedics) gives you a head start on your winning smile.
When it comes to the care of your teeth, receiving treatment from the appropriate professional is vital. That is why it's important to know the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist and when you should seek the services of each.
Prior to offering any treatment your Orthodontist will evaluate your case in great detail and come up with a suitable treatment plan.
Your teeth and jaws are like your fingerprint, as special as you are. So your orthodontist first looks at your profile, jaws, and teeth, and watches how you bite and swallow. Your orthodontist also asks questions about your teeth. If you have any questions about your braces or alternatives to braces form of treatment, this is a good time to ask.
After looking closely at your teeth and jaws, and studying your evaluation report generated by the software system your orthodontist may say you have a malocclusion. That means your teeth and jaws don't meet correctly. Broadly there are three kinds of malocclusions, called Class I, Class II and Class III. You may have other orthodontic problems, too. Your orthodontist can use this page to show you what your orthodontic problem is.
Your jaws line up correctly, but your teeth are crooked, crowded, turned, or spaced too far apart.
Your upper jaw is too far in front, or your lower jaw is too far back. It’s also called an “overbite.”
Your lower jaw is too far in front, or your upper jaw is too far back, it’s also called an “underbite.”
When you bite down with your back teeth, your front teeth stay open.
When you bite down, your upper teeth cover your lower teeth.
When you bite down, some upper teeth close inside of your lower teeth.