What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that improves your facial and dental appearances by changing the position and relationships of your teeth and jaws. If your teeth are crooked, crowded or stick out, orthodontic treatment with transparent braces or Invisalign improves the look of your smile.
Orthodontic treatment can improve your health as well because when teeth are well aligned they are easier to clean and may have a lower chance of injury or decay. Braces or Invisalign straighten your teeth so they feel better, look better, and work better. By applying light pressure, your teeth move into the proper place. Orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age!
The goals of orthodontic treatment are:
- To change the position and look of your teeth and jaws to improve your social well-being and quality of life
- To establish the ideal positions and relationships of your teeth and bite
- To achieve stable results
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
At Orthoville, appointments are every 2-3 months and treatment can be as short as 6 months and as long as 3 years, depending on your individual case. The majority of orthodontic treatments are complete between 18-24 months. The length of your treatment depends on your bite, the initial position of your teeth, your age, and the type of treatment used.