Orthodontic Treatment

What is Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and correcting malpositioned teeth and jaws. It's not just about achieving a picture-perfect smile, but also about improving oral function and overall health. Misaligned teeth can lead to a range of issues, from difficulties in maintaining oral hygiene to problems with chewing and speech. The experts at Advanced Orthodontics, led by Dr. Larrabee and Dr. Sharma, are dedicated to providing comprehensive orthodontic treatment in Queen Creek, AZ, helping patients enhance their smile and overall oral health.

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The Orthodontic Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The first step in the orthodontic treatment process is an initial consultation. During this appointment, our skilled orthodontists, Dr. Larrabee and Dr. Sharma, will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, jaw, and facial structure. They will also review your medical and dental history. This comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and, if so, what type of treatment would be most effective.

Custom Treatment Plan

Following the initial consultation, if orthodontic treatment is deemed necessary, a custom treatment plan is developed. This plan is tailored to address the specific needs and goals of the patient. It outlines the type of orthodontic appliances to be used (braces, aligners, etc.), the duration of treatment, and the cost. At Advanced Orthodontics, we ensure that our patients are well-informed and comfortable with their treatment plan before proceeding.

Regular Appointments and Adjustments

Once the treatment plan is in place, regular appointments are scheduled for the application and adjustment of orthodontic appliances. These appointments are crucial to monitor the progress of treatment and make necessary adjustments. At Advanced Orthodontics, we strive to make these visits as comfortable and efficient as possible, respecting our patients' time and comfort.

The Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment

Improved Oral Health

Orthodontic treatment significantly improves oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Additionally, correcting bite issues can prevent wear and tear on the teeth and reduce the risk of issues such as TMJ disorders.

Enhanced Appearance and Self-Confidence

A straight, well-aligned smile can significantly enhance a person's appearance and boost self-confidence. Many patients report feeling more comfortable and confident in social situations after completing their orthodontic treatment.

Improved Functionality

Orthodontic treatment also improves the functionality of the teeth and jaw. Correcting alignment and bite issues can make chewing and speaking easier, and can even alleviate certain types of discomfort or pain associated with misalignment.