Orthodontic Treatment for All Ages
Malocclusion, or an imbalanced bite, can seem to affect children more often than adults, but the truth is more adults just don’t receive the orthodontic treatment they need to correct it. For children, treating crooked teeth helps prevent them from becoming even more crooked as they continue to grow and develop. For adults, the condition can lead to a host of increasingly worse bite problems, including bruxism and TMJ disorder. At our office, we offer orthodontic treatment designed for patients of all ages, including early orthodontics for young children and discreet brackets and wires for image-conscious adults. In many cases, we can also offer more discreet orthodontic treatment with cosmetic Invisalign® aligners.
How Orthodontic Braces Work
The process of carefully realigning crooked teeth involves several factors. The top portions of your teeth, called the crowns, must meet each other squarely when you bite down, and the roots must be properly supported by your jawbone and periodontal tissues. Orthodontic treatment uses semi-permanently bonded brackets and adjustable arch wires to gently guide your teeth in a way that realigns your crowns while allowing your roots to follow suit. The path of movement and the amount of pressure required to achieve it are customized to every patient’s unique needs, ensuring optimal results every time.
Benefit from a Straighter Smile with Custom Braces
Crooked teeth can occur at any age, and for a wide variety of reasons. Fortunately, orthodontic braces can help most patients overcome the effects of crooked teeth for a straighter, more attractive smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, today at 337-237-6453.