Traditionally, orthodontic treatment can require up to several years to complete. However, thanks to great strides in orthodontic technology, treatment can be completed in as little as a few months. Learn more about cosmetic orthodontics at Schoepflin Dental Excellence and what it can do for you.
What is cosmetic orthodontics?
Whereas traditional orthodontics can take several years, cosmetic orthodontics focuses on enhancing your smile and can be completed more quickly. Our goal is to give patients a comfortable and effective experience.
What orthodontic issues can we treat?
Although the focus is more on the cosmetic side of things, we can treat most of the same orthodontic abnormalities as traditional orthodontics, including:
- open bite
- high canines
- misaligned or “crooked” teeth
- overcrowded or overlapped teeth
- under crowded or gapped teeth
Correcting your teeth’s alignment and bite can also help improve the symptoms of issues like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Am I a candidate for cosmetic orthodontics?
A good candidate is an adult or teen over the age of 12 who wishes to straighten their teeth and improve their mouth’s bite. Candidates should have a strong oral care routine which involves brushing twice a day and flossing between every bracket and wire at least once. A good candidate is committed to seeing their dentist often for regular check-ups and maintenance to their braces.