Orthodontics

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Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that addresses any issues regarding improperly positioned teeth and jaw. Although the results of orthodontic treatment improve aesthetics of the teeth, it’s also improved the dental health of our patients and enhanced the quality of life for many! Orthodontic problems, which can be the result of environment and genetic factors, need to be diagnosed before any treatment options can be discussed. A proper diagnosis will include dental impressions, X-Rays, and pictures that can allow Dr. Renee Shepherd to make an informed decision regarding the type of orthodontic care you will need.

Why Should I Choose Orthodontic Treatment?

A straight, great-looking smile can boost your self-confidence, which will in turn have a positive impact on your social and professional life. Orthodontic treatment is a priceless tool to makeover your smile, at absolutely any age. In addition to the confidence boost, properly aligned teeth will help you to bite and chew correctly, and even speak more effectively. Straight teeth will also be easier to keep clean, which will keep your mouth healthier.

With the application of gentle, but consistent force, orthodontic appliances will actually reshape your bone and move your teeth into better positions. Some examples of common orthodontic appliances are traditional metal braces, clear or tooth-colored braces, and dental retainers.