Orthodontics can boost a person’s self-image as the teeth, jaws and lips become properly aligned, but an attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Alleviating or preventing physical health problems is just as important. Without treatment, orthodontic problems may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, bone destruction and chewing and digestive difficulties. A “bad bite” can contribute to head aches, speech impairment, tooth loss, chipped teeth, and other dental injuries.
When Should Orthodontic Treatment Begin?
Early intervention can prevent the need for future treatment or at least reduce the complexity and cost of future treatment, reduce the need for extractions and gain a better overall result. Orthodontics can also be successful for ADULTS. The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in both adults and children.
What About Cost?
This will vary, of course, depending on the nature of the problem. Many orthodontic problems require only limited treatment. You may be surprised to discover that orthodontics is less expensive than you thought! In fact, interceptive orthodontics which can correct severe discrepancies, guide growth, reposition teeth, and re-shape bone can cost as little as $1800 to $2600. From a simple exam, we can give you the total cost of your treatment. We offer payment plans to help meet individual financial needs.
We understand that people lead busy lives. We also have many patients that have to drive a long distance to get to us. We use comfortable self ligating braces that require fewer appointments and cut treatment time.
We have been providing orthodontic services since 1995.
The focus of the “Craniofacial and Masticatory Systems” is the diagnosis and treatment of both dental occlusion
and craniofacial bone structures. That said, we treat orthodontics and facial esthetics as a whole. Very few patients realize that both facial and dental esthetics can be treated at the same time.
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