Orthodontic evaluations are done to determine what type of braces are needed for specific patients. An individual receiving braces is going to have a very unique set of teeth that are different from anyone else’s, requiring individual attention and evaluation. At Mark Lowe Orthodontics, we offer both traditional and invisible additional reading along with lingual and other types of appliances and retainers. If a patient has crowded or crooked teeth, the upper and lower jaw may be out of alignment, requiring braces to fix. Or, if a bite problem is being experienced, it can be fixed with braces. The malocclusion may be a result of genetics or by developmental conditions.
Sometimes in children, poor oral health habits can also be a cause, such as through thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Orthodontic treatment is designed to address these and any other problems causing the misalignment. Because crowded and crooked teeth can be easier to keep clean, they promote more cavities and periodontal diseases. Once gum disease sets in, it can be hard to get it back on track without proper cleaning methods. Braces help to gently move teeth into the proper position so that this problem is eradicated. Brackets and retainers help to achieve this by using tension to move the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help create a more attractive smile and to create better oral health. Orthodontics in Fresno CA usually take about a year to a year and a half to finish treatment.
For more information on how to correct yours or your child’s teeth with additional reading, call Dr. Lowe today and one of our staff will schedule you an appointment that works with your schedule. We offer a convenient schedule so that we can offer all our patients easy walk in hours as well.