A beautiful smile is just one of the benefits.

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the identifying, preventing and treating dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is "malocclusion," which means "bad bite." The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance. 


Bringing teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment not only produces a great smile, but a healthy one as well. The psychological benefits of having orthodontic treatment is often listed as a patient's #1 treatment goal. Why? Because a beautiful smile is a pleasure to own and a pleasure to see.


Q What is orthodontics?
Q How is an orthodontist different from other dental professionals?
Q Who can benefit from orthodontics?
Q When should my child first see an orthodontic specialist?
Q Is it ever too late for a person to get braces?
Q What's a malocclusion?
Q What can causes a bad bite (malocclusion)?
Q How long will I have braces?
Q I don't want my braces to show: what are my treatment options?
Q Who can recommend an orthodontic specialist?
Q Should I talk to current and/or former patients before deciding on treatment?
Q What about costs?

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