What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with issues regarding improperly positioned jaws and teeth. Orthodontic treatment will improve the way your smile looks, but will also improve the overall oral health of our patients. Orthodontic issues can result from 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 treatment will include X-Rays, dental impressions, and pictures. X-Rays help our team at Garlock Orthodontics make more informed decisions regarding the type of care you need.
Affordable Orthodontic Treatment
At Garlock Orthodontics, we know that ignoring the issue of misaligned teeth can lead to serious tooth and jaw issues. Additionally, it makes teeth harder to brush and care for. Nevertheless, we understand that despite the benefits braces have on overall health and appearance, the cost of treatment is of paramount concern for individuals and families. We want you to know how committed we are to making braces possible for you and will work with you to make a plan that works for everyone. Please contact us with any concerns you may have!
A straight, beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence, greatly improving your social and professional life. 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 bite and chew correctly and remove stress on your jaw and neck muscles. Straight teeth are also much easier to clean, which will keep your mouth healthier.
Reasons For Orthodontics
- Do you cover your mouth with your hand when you smile?
- Are you biting your cheek often?
- Is it hard for you to speak or chew?
- Are you a mouth breather, or have you been told you clench or grind your teeth?
- Is it uncomfortable to close your lips?
- Do you feel your facial proportions are not asymmetrical?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then orthodontic treatment may be the solution to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
When Is The Right Time To See An Orthodontist?
If you or a child is experiencing jaw pain or difficulty chewing and speaking, the answer is as soon as possible. If you have some basic questions about the alignment of your or your child’s teeth, it won’t cost you anything to ask us about it. Set up a free consultation with Dr. Garlock to be assured that you have some professional answers.