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Dr. Herget refers all his patients needing braces to a Board-Certified Orthodontist.  Orthodontics ( Braces ) is the formal name of the dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, interception, guidance, and correction of bad bites.  The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy bite and teeth that properly meet the opposing arch.  A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak.  If your teeth are crowded, protrusive, spaced too far apart, meet in an abnormal way, or do not meet at all, correction may be recommended.  Braces and INVISALIGN aligners are the appliances orthodontists most commonly use to guide your teeth into their proper positions.  Retainers preserve and stabilize the results of your orthodontic treatment.  In the past, orthodontic treatment was associated with children and teens, but today many adults seek orthodontic treatment to correct long-standing problems.  Orthodontists can help people of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Braces and orthodontic treatment are used to correct malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked).  In some cases teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly.  These jaw or tooth alignment problems may be inherited, or could result from injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumb sucking.  If you have an abnormal bite your dentist may recommend braces or other orthodontic treatments to straighten out your smile. Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile, but more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth.  Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including: 

  • tooth decay
  • gum disease
  • tooth loss
  • affected speech and/or chewing
  • abnormal wear to tooth enamel
  • jaw problems

Straightening your teeth can be accomplished in different ways.  The kind of orthodontic treatment you have will depend on your preference and the options provided by the orthodontist.  Traditional braces realign teeth by applying pressure.  They usually consist of small brackets cemented to your teeth. The brackets are connected by a wire which is periodically tightened by the orthodontist to gradually shift your teeth and jaw. The brackets may be metal, tooth colored, or clear.  Sometimes they are placed behind your teeth.  Removable INVISALIGN aligners are another option for treating orthodontic problems.

Since abnormal bites usually become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, orthodontic treatment often begins between ages 8 and 14.  Treatment that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results.  That doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces. Healthy teeth can be orthodontically treated at any age.  Treatment plans will vary based on your situation, but most people are in treatment from one to three years.  This is followed by a period of wearing retainers that hold the teeth in their new positions. Today’s braces are more comfortable than ever before !


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