New Patient FAQs
Q: Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
A: Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
Q: Why should malocclusions be treated?
A: According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Open Bites can result in tongue - thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile - it creates a healthier you.