Straightening teeth for cosmetic reasons is very popular and becoming more so with older adults now that fast and discreet methods are available. There are, however, misalignment issues that begin to manifest as a child comes into adolescence. For optimum oral health, these issues are best dealt with as early as is appropriate.
Rock Point Family Dentistry offers comprehensive orthodontics which look beyond the cosmetic advantages of straightening teeth. This addresses ideal alignment of all the teeth, not just those that are visible when you smile. Generally, comprehensive orthodontics begins during the teen years. The body is still growing and response to orthodontic treatment is heightened.
Comprehensive orthodontics can involve more than just a system of straightening teeth. Additional sources are called on as necessary. Coordinated care is provided on an ongoing basis as needed. Each situation is unique. Some cases may need more intervention than others. It is not unusual for an oral surgeon, periodontal specialist and general dentist to work together to provide the best outcome for the patient.
Comprehensive orthodontics require a considerable time commitment, usually one to two years; however, the results are well worth the effort. In addition to acquiring a beautiful smile, your teeth will fit together from front to back. Speech may improve and your bite will feel more natural.
If your only goal in straightening your teeth is cosmetic, comprehensive orthodontics may not be for you. However, if you are interested in making overall changes that will affect the way your back teeth meet as well as what your front teeth look like, comprehensive orthodontics may be suitable for you.
The best way to find out how to meet your dental goals in having straighter teeth is to make an appointment with Rock Point Family Dentistry. Contact our office today and talk to us about what you hope to achieve and we will work with you to make it happen.