Basics of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics will help in keeping your mouth healthy. Orthodontic treatments like braces help move teeth that are crooked or have a misfit with each other. By fixing these problems, orthodontics can also help keep your mouth healthy. This is because crooked teeth are harder to clean and wash and this puts you at risk for cavities and gum disease.

At Smile Concepts, we use x-rays and other tools to decide if orthodontic treatments are right for you or for your child. Treatments with braces work best between the ages 10 and 14. This is when a child's head and mouth are still growing and teeth are easier to straighten. Even so, patients are able to get braces at any age. In fact, more and more adults are getting braces to embrace good oral health and improved appearance.