What Is Orthodontics?
This dental specialty refers to the range of treatments and procedures used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. Your orthodontist provides the care needed to align your teeth for improved oral health and wellness. When your teeth are crooked or crowded, it becomes harder to clean them by creating areas that your toothbrush can't reach. This allows bacteria to begin growing on and between these teeth, and food particles can become stuck. Problems with your teeth and jaws can also cause difficulties eating, speaking, and breathing properly in some severe cases.
You should take your child to your dentist or orthodontist for an evaluation by the age of 6. It's easier to straighten their teeth and reposition their jaws while they’re young. However, patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic care. Here at Ruby Canyon Dental, we specialize in orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and retainers for post-orthodontic treatments.