When some patients hear orthodontics, they think braces. And while braces are a large part of orthodontic treatment, it’s not everything. Orthodontists focus primarily on treating improper bites, which can be the result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, irregular facial growth, and dental displacement. Orthodontic treatment is often essential as a preventative measure so as to ensure future pain or additional problems do not develop.
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment can consist of many facets and components, including:
- Removable appliances or “plates”
- Expansion appliances such as spacers
West Willow Dental will help you decide what is best for you in gaining proper alignment and bite. We treat both children and adults and look forward to helping you gain the smile you have always wanted.