Besides the benefit of an improved bite and straighter teeth, orthodontic treatments can improve a person's overall confidence, self-esteem and self-image. Orthodontic treatments alleviate potential health problems associated with crooked teeth including alleviating jaw issues, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, digestion difficulties, speech impairments, and abnormal wear on tooth surfaces.
Over time these issues can affect the jaw joints leading to headaches, face and neck pain.
With the advancements in orthodontics such as clear and tooth coloured brackets and Invisalign, wearing braces has become easier and less noticeable.
There are a number of reason for orthodontic treatments besides crooked teeth which including fixing crossbites, crowding teeth, deep overbite, disfiguring facial features which affect the development of the jaw and positioning of the teeth, jaw & joint pain, protruding upper teeth, spacing of teeth, and lower jaw protrusion.
Dr. Konotopetz will discuss your treatment options with you. In these discussions, Dr. Konotopetz will discuss the three phases of the orthodontic treatment with you which includes the planning phase, active phase and retention phase.