Orthodontics is a special discipline in dentistry concerned with properly aligning teeth and jaws. Having straight teeth and a proper bite is not just about aesthetics. At Forestream Dental Group, located right here in the Buffalo area, we find that straight teeth and a proper bite produce better overall oral health.
Misaligned teeth and improperly aligned jaws can cause:
In addition, they can cause self-esteem and confidence issues.
In our parent's time, the only choice for straightening teeth was metal braces. Now in addition to metal braces (which still work just fine), there are colored braces, clear braces and aligner systems, like Invisalign.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
Many years ago, it was only teens who wore braces and they were often made fun of. Now braces are popular and almost every child has them and has them at an earlier age. Dr. Evola recommends that children be evaluated for orthodontic care by the age of seven. Sometimes starting orthodontic care earlier can make for shorter treatment times.
Adult Teeth Straightening Options
More and more adults are now being treated with orthodontics too. Many who feel they are "too old" for traditional braces are choosing Invisalign to straighten their teeth.
If you suspect that you or your children need orthodontic treatment, don't hesitate to call or email Forestream Dental Group today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation. We'll discuss all of your options as well as treatment times and costs. Be sure to ask about the available financing programs we have. We're just around the corner from you - proudly serving Buffalo, Amherst, Lancaster, and Williamsville, New York!