Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely esthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of the teeth or it can be used to influence the growth of the jaw.
Orthodontic treatment is the most predictable and most esthetic way to beautify a smile when the teeth are healthy. It also plays an integral role in comprehensive dentistry because it often simplifies complex treatments by moving the teeth into a more proper position prior to any procedural work.
Orthodontic treatments all function in the same way: a small force exerted over a long period of time will cause the teeth to move. There are many different methods and systems that can be used to perform orthodontic treatment. All of these methods, when done correctly, can have an amazing impact on a person’s confidence and self esteem.
At Chad Kasperowski, DMD, we know how valuable orthodontic treatment is to the long term health and function of the teeth. We evaluate and monitor the development of your child’s teeth and will make a timely recommendation on when a consultation with an orthodontist should be considered. For our adult patients, we incorporate orthodontics as part of comprehensive treatment planning and we offer Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to metal braces. The advantages of Invisalign clear aligner therapy over traditional braces are that they are virtually clear, can be removed for easy oral hygiene maintenance, and carry no restrictions on diet.