Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry devoted to building beautiful smiles by bringing teeth, lips, and jaws into proper alignment. Straight teeth function better, are easier to clean, and are more likely to last your lifetime. Properly aligned jaws may reduce the risk of jaw joint dysfunction (TMJ). Orthodontics is a wonderful investment with life-long returns.
Advantages of a Beautiful Smile
Better alignment of the teeth and jaws
Easier to clean your teeth
Less susceptible to gum disease
Children should receive an Orthodontic exam by age 7
The following early warning signs usually indicate that your child should have an orthodontic exam: