Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that corrects problems with the alignment of your smile. At Doc Bram in Lisle, Illinois, expert dentist Keith Bram, DDS, provides orthodontic care to correct crooked teeth, refine tooth spacing, and align your bite. Braces, clear aligners, and other treatments are part of his care plans. Call the office today or book your appointment online for an orthodontic assessment.
Orthodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of irregularities in your teeth and jaw. Patients with uneven teeth, bite misalignments (like an overbite or underbite), and large gaps between teeth can get a more comfortable and attractive smile with orthodontic care.
If your teeth and lips don’t fit together properly, you should also schedule an orthodontic evaluation to see how Dr. Bram can help.
Children typically receive orthodontic treatments; early treatment can correct tooth and jaw problems so they avoid more extensive treatments in the future. But, teens and adults can also benefit from orthodontics.
Schedule an orthodontic appointment for your child if they:
While early orthodontic care is beneficial, it’s not too late to get care as a teen or adult. Teens who develop an underbite, crossbite, overbite, or who have crowded or crooked teeth, benefit from an orthodontic evaluation and treatment plan. Treatment in youth helps your child or teen avoid more complex oral health problems in the future.
If you’ve grown up with a crooked or misaligned smile, clear aligners or braces can still get you a straighter, more attractive look no matter your age. Orthodontic treatments can also help if you have jaw pain. Crooked, misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean, too, so orthodontic treatment helps you maintain good oral hygiene and prevent decay or disease.
Clear aligners are a great choice for teens and adults. These plastic forms fit right over your teeth and are nearly invisible. You remove them when you eat or clean your teeth, but wear them for about 22 hours a day to gently shift your teeth into the desired position. You change the aligners every week or two as they coax your teeth into a new bite shape.
To learn more about the orthodontic care offered at Doc Bram and which treatments suit your oral concerns, call the office or book your appointment online today.