Orthodontics is dental treatment that focuses on straightening and aligning the teeth and jaw.
Dr. Brandon Morgan, began his career by becoming a qualified dentist, but he didn’t stop there. He chose to further his education by undergoing specialized training in orthodontics. This means that Dr. Brandon is an expert in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions. Malocclusions are problems with spacing, positioning, or alignment of the teeth and jaws.
Orthodontists treat a wide range of malocclusions in adults, teens, and children as youg as seven years old.
Orthodontics impacts your health, appearance, and more.
Orthodontic treatment does more than just providing a prettier smile. Without orthodontics, crooked, unevenly spaced, or misaligned teeth are much harder to keep clean. This makes them more prone to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and provide a more attractive appearance. A straight, healthy smile helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and your self-image.
Improperly aligned jaws can lead to a variety of health issues. Some of these include:
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Problems with speech
- Clicking jaws
- Teeth grinding
- Swollen or sore jaw muscles
- Tooth wear
- Gum or bone loss
Correcting misaligned jaws can help to prevent or alleviate these issues.
If you suffer from crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth or jaws, orthodontic treatment can help.
The length of your orthodontic treatment will always be reflective of your health. During your consultation with Dr. Brandon Morgan, we will discuss your options, help you select your treatment, and estimate its length.
Here are a few of the most common factors that can affect the duration of your treatment:
- Early Orthodontic Intervention: If you had early intervention, some steps have already been completed. This may shorten the time you need for this treatment.
- Type of Treatment: Depending on your needs, you may have braces, elastics, aligners, or other options. Which treatment you receive will affect its length.
- Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your treatment to work more quickly.
At Iconic Orthodontics, we offer advanced solutions for your treatment. Our practice is a leader in flexible, comfortable and accelerated orthodontics, so depending on your needs, we may recommend:
- Traditional Braces
To get started on your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile, contact our office today.