At ProCare Dentistry, we offer a full range of orthodontic services for children and adults, because we understand how important a healthy, beautiful smile can be to promote a better sense of self and more importantly a persons overall health. We offer many different orthodontic services and types of corrective orthodontic treatments including braces, Invisalign, and much more.

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What is Orthodontic Dentistry?

Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that mainly deals with the correction, diagnosis, and prevention of improper positioning in the teeth and jaws. This type of dentistry controls and treats different aspects of facial growths as well. At ProCare Dentistry, we can also promote the development of a better overall jaw structure.

It is worth noting that cosmetic dentistry is also a type of orthodontics. The aesthetic of tooth alignment is an important aspect of anyone’s smile. To correct appearance problems, we use various dental devices including fast braces, traditional braces and Invisalign.

Benefits of Orthodontics:
– Straightens crooked teeth.
– Closes gaps between teeth that are too wide.
– Maintains healthy teeth and gums. 
– Realigns upper and lower jaw bites.
– Tooth tips alignment: aesthetic procedure.
– Oral Function Improvement: eating and speech aptitude.

Methods Involved in Orthodontics 

This type of dentistry incorporates metal wires to place your teeth into shape. The wires are inserted into a bracket or ‘brace’ on each individual tooth. (The metal is made from ceramic material or stainless steel.) The wires interact with the brackets to align teeth to the perfect position. 

Braces are recommended for patients between 12 and 14 years old. The main function is to ensure that the jaw is well placed and the teeth are aligned correctly for your bite.

At ProCare Dentistry, our orthodontists focus on more than just your teeth, they focus on the overall structure of your face. After treatment, patients must wear retainers to maintain positioning achieved by our procedure. These retainers are worn frequently, although it is not necessary daily. Their main function is to keep alignment throughout time, as one ages teeth tend to change as well.

When Does Orthodontics Treatment Begin? 
This method of treatment is recommended for adolescents between 12 to 14 years old. However, children who may be suffering from a palate or a cleft lip can require this type of treatment at an earlier age. 

Always maintain good oral hygiene when undergoing this type of treatment. Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is important to prevent tooth decay. Pay close attention to overall oral hygiene as the treatment commences. These steps will ease the process and instill healthy oral hygiene.

Planning For Treatment and Diagnosis 
Our orthodontists looks at the patient’s teeth before giving any recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment plan. Dental history is checked, X-ray are taken, and a clinical examination is done to assess the patient’s teeth. We will then give a treatment plan to the patient after conducting all the diagnostic procedures. 

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