What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tooth misalignments and jaw irregularities (malocclusions) using braces, clear aligners and other appliances. Not just for aesthetic enhancement, orthodontics also serves to improve a patient’s overall oral health for a lifetime, and can even help with speech impediments. A properly aligned bite makes it easier to eat, smile and speak!
Orthodontics is an area of particular interest to Dr. Ward and he and his staff are excited to be able to offer this specialty in his office. We offer traditional braces and Invisalign, both with stunning results.
Dr. Ward is a certified Invisalign provider and continues to take extensive continuing education courses to ensure his patients are receiving the most current treatment. Straight teeth are crucial to healthy gums and a well-functioning jaw. Dr. Ward treats patients of all ages. Give your child, or yourself, the gift of a beautiful, healthy smile!
We proudly display photos of our completed orthodontic patients. Come see our board of finished smiles!
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Treatment typically takes 6-30 months and is dependent upon age, severity of alignment issues, and the treatment method that is used.
What Types of Problems are Treated with Orthodontics?
Some of the most common problems that can be fixed with braces are overbites, underbites, overcrowding, and spacing issues.
What is the First Step?
Orthodontic problems, which often result from genetic factors but can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as finger sucking, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions. These painless diagnostic procedures enable us to make informative decisions about which treatment is right for you.
We recognize that outstanding results are dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.