About Orthodontics

What you need to know about braces

What is

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, you could experience tooth decay, bone loss, difficulty chewing, and even speech impairment. Orthodontics can give you a beautiful smile, while preventing or correcting these issues.

How long
does it take?

In general, orthodontic treatment time ranges from 18-24 months. The actual time depends on the growth of your mouth and face, your cooperation in your treatment, and the severity of the problem.

Who Needs

Most people who get orthodontic treatments have dental or facial irregularities that run in the family, including those related to tooth and jaw size. These problems can lead to crowding or spacing of the teeth. Overbites, underbites, and extra or missing teeth are also usually inherited. Others might choose orthodontics to treat problems related to accidents, pacifier or thumb sucking, dental diseases, or premature tooth loss.

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The latest orthodontic technology

For our patients who would like to straighten their teeth without metal braces, Invisalign is an excellent option. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, smooth plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, floss, and brush as usual. Your aligners are custom-made to fit your smile, so they are comfortable and have no metal to cause irritation during orthodontic treatment. Please contact us at Almond Orthodontics today to learn more about Invisalign!

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Orthodontics

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