Early Orthodontics is indicated when dental cross bite and jaw asymmetry is present. This can be due to functional shift and jaw deviation to one side, resulting in facial asymmetry. Early intervention includes developing the upper jaw so that the lower jaw can fit into it properly.
Braces are employed to correct teeth that have been pushed outward due to thumbsucking and for a mirriad of other jaw and dental issues that can be resolved with correcting the spacing or position of teeth, and misalignment of the jaw.
Braces are bonded brackets, archwires and elastic bands that move crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position for appearance and function.
Over a period of time, teeth will shift if constant, gentle pressure is applied. Brackets are bonded to the front surface of each tooth and wires are attached to the brackets with elastic bands. The slight tension on the wire is gently transferred to the bracket through the elastic band.
Today's orthodontic treatment is faster, comfortable and more fashionable than ever for children, teens and adults.