Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic - beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages.
Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins.
Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.
Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results also depend on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice.
We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.
The first phase
The orthodontist will examine the teeth that need to be aligned, take x-rays and impressions, and create an appropriate treatment plan. Braces are adjusted during the course of the treatment to achieve the desired effect. Many visits will be necessary in order to adjust the braces as needed, review treatment plan, and to fix or replace any loose or broken wires and bands.
The final phase
In most cases, following treatment individuals will be required to wear a retainer to hold teeth in their new position. This will ensure long-term results.
Rodeo Orthodontics provides orthodontic treatment for adolescents and children depending on the severity of the malocclusion.
We follow guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation take place at an appropriate age.
This evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment. Many progressive treatments are now available for patients 7 to 11 years of age that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present.
These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practices to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment can simplify or eliminate additional treatment for the child.
To ensure a successful process, please remember to maintain your routine dental appointments in order to maximize every effort. For more information about orthodontic treatment (braces) or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office at: