Who Can Benefit by Orthodontic Work?
No matter what your age you can have a beautiful, straight smile. Children as young as seven years old are ready for orthodontic treatment, making the treatment easier because the jaw is still growing and the dentist can guide the incoming teeth by guiding the jaw. Adults, who've been uncomfortable with their smile for years, can also have repairs done that give them confidence and alleviate jaw pain.
How Does Treatment Work?
Using wires and brackets, your teeth are slowly guided into a correct position by applying gentle pressure. Periodically the bands will be tightened to increase the pressure as the teeth are moving into position. The treatment usually takes between one and three years to complete, depending on the severity of the case.
You can learn more about the options available in orthodontic care on our braces page.
Dr. Olono is licensed as a general dentist and has not done the two extra years of school required for a degree as an Orthodontist, but he has years of experience placing braces and has taken additional training in orthodontics. He will help you find the option in orthodontics that is right for you. Not only that, but he has a satisfaction guarantee.