Orthodontic treatment corrects the cosmetic and functional problems associated with overcrowded teeth. Teeths that have spaces between them, shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns.
Also addresses skeletal discrepancies between upper, lower jaws, and work on aligning teeth before and after surgical correction from severe jaw discrepancies.
Orthodontic treatment can range from the minor movement of a few teeth to the alignment of an entire bite.
The treatment time depends on the patient’s age and the severity of the malocclusion. For many malocclusions the average length of Orthodontic treatment is 24 months however, some can be accomplished in a few months or years.
Orthodontics goal is to move teeth into their proper positions.
Using selection of corrective appliances, including braces, clear aligners, and retainers.
At Chesapeake Smiles Dental these appliances are adjusted on a regular basis throughout the course of care.
Once a malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are completely aligned, retainers are often placed to ensure that the result remains stable.