Orthodontic treatment typically involves the use of braces, which are small, metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth and connected by wires. The braces gently apply pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct positions. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the severity of the malocclusion.
In addition to traditional braces, there are other orthodontic treatments available, such as clear aligners and expanders. Our orthodontists will be able to recommend the best treatment option for your child based on their specific needs.
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on correcting malocclusions, or misaligned teeth and jaws. In simpler terms, orthodontists are experts in straightening teeth and improving the overall appearance and function of the mouth.
For pediatric patients, orthodontics can be particularly important because it can help to prevent future dental problems and improve the health and function of their teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment can also boost a child’s self-esteem by giving them a straighter, more confident smile.