Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with issues
regarding improperly positioned jaws and teeth.
Dental braces will improve the way your smile looks, but it also improves the dental health of our patients. Orthodontic issues can be the result of genetic and environmental factors, and will need to be properly diagnosed before any treatment options can be considered and discussed. Proper diagnoses for childhood, adolescent or adult braces will include X-Rays, dental impressions and pictures. These will help the orthodontists at Garlock Orthodontics to make a more informed decision about the type of care your teeth will need.
A straight, beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence, which can help improve your social and professional life greatly.
Orthodontic treatment is an investment that will be worth it, no matter what your age – your future self will thank you. In addition to improved aesthetics, properly aligned teeth will help you to bite and chew correctly, and remove stress put on your jaw and neck muscles. Straight teeth are also much easier to clean, which will keep your mouth healthier.
Alternatives to Braces
Many adults want to avoid the look of traditional braces. Luckily, Garlock Orthodontics offers many alternatives to braces for those who want straight teeth without the conspicuous metal brackets. These options include Invisalign, lingual braces and dental retainers. If you would like to discuss these options as alternatives to traditional metal braces, please contact our office to make an appointment!