How much do you know about orthodontics? Orthodontics refers to a branch of dentistry designed to focus entirely on the correction and guidance of a healthy bite. If for any reason your bites are not in alignment, and your teeth are crooked in any way, it can impair your ability to bite, chew and speak properly. Fortunately, there are several appliances available to help correct your teeth. Through the use of orthodontic aligners, retainers and braces, orthodontists can provide treatments to straighten your smile.
No matter your age, orthodontic treatments may prove to be extremely beneficial. With modern dentistry, adults can receive the orthodontic care discreetly without the risk of gigantic metal wires or brackets that plagued the earliest days of orthodontics. Orthodontists also receive extended education beyond traditional dental school to allow them to reach the pinnacle of their craft. Not only can orthodontics give you a boost in self-esteem, but orthodontic treatments can also help correct lost functions with your teeth, build a better smile, and leave you less likely to suffer from oral health risks such as tooth wear and fractures.
If you would like to learn more about orthodontics, book a comprehensive exam with Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, by contacting us at our orthodontic office in North Bend, Washington. Our number is 425-888-1896. Dr. Kirby Nelson and our entire team look forward to your visit.