Braces are appliances which apply gentle pressure to move teeth to their desired position. Orthodontics straighten teeth, bring your bite into alignment and improve both the appearance and function of your teeth.
Orthodontic treatment may take anywhere from several months to several years, depending on the nature of the problem. Treatment during childhood usually takes less time because the teeth and jaws are still developing.
Orthodontics can be done on both children and adult, with excellent results.
Interceptive orthodontic treatment preventative treatment to avoid long-term problems. The goal is to reduce the severity of a developing problem and eliminate the cause. The length of future orthodontic treatment may be reduced. Some examples of orthodontic include correction of thumb and finger sucking habits; guiding permanent teeth into proper positions through tooth removal or tooth size adjustment; or gaining or holding space for permanent teeth. Interceptive orthodontic treatment can take place when patients have primary teeth or mixed dentition (baby and permanent teeth). A patient may require more than one phase of interceptive orthodontic treatment to correct their individual issues as each set of teeth is different.