Orthodontic care addresses and corrects long-standing issues such as overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth for patients of all ages. Dr. Burke can create a custom dental appliance to gradually align your teeth over time so you can enjoy the smile you deserve. Orthodontic care can treat everything from minor aesthetic adjustments to severe misalignments so you can regain confidence with a strong, straight smile.
To see if orthodontic care is necessary for your smile, your orthodontist will examine your gum health and teeth to check for gaps, misalignment, and crowding. After discussing the different smile alignment solutions, your orthodontist can carefully select a custom treatment outline that best fits your unique needs.
Next, your orthodontist will gather a comprehensive set of records. Detailed photos, x-rays, mouth measurements, and a bite impression will be taken at this time. Your orthodontist will then use the photographs and impressions to create your appliance.
Once your dental appliance is created, your orthodontist will place it in your mouth and make necessary adjustments to ensure proper fitting and comfort. To ensure your appliance stays in tip-top shape, your orthodontist will provide you with care and maintenance instructions.
Schedule an appointment every 4-8 weeks so your orthodontist can track progress, adjust your appliance, and address any questions or concerns. No orthodontic journey is the same, but most treatments last anywhere from eighteen months to three years.
You may be a strong candidate for orthodontic treatment if you struggle with overlapping, crowded, or gapping teeth. Jaw issues such as crossbites, overbites, and underbites are also signs that orthodontic treatment may be right for you. If you are looking to align your smile for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can get started on creating the smile you’ve always wanted.
Orthodontic care reduces the risk for future dental problems and allows patients to smile with confidence again. With the latest cutting-edge orthodontic technology, treatment is faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever. Dental appliance options are now designed to minimize their appearance so you can continue to lead your lifestyle uninterrupted. By correcting teeth misalignment and jaw issues, orthodontic treatment can improve the current state of health in your mouth and prevent significant gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay later in life.
Most orthodontic problems are inherited and gradually worsen through the teenage years into adulthood. Other problems such as gum disease, childhood thumb-sucking habits, early loss of baby or adult teeth, or even dental accidents may have significantly impacted your jaw or teeth alignment. Regardless of the cause, your orthodontist is dedicated to finding a custom treatment plan so you can have the strong, straight smile you’ve always wanted.
While every patient is different, it is best to seek orthodontic treatment in childhood or adolescence to detect and correct problems as early as possible. That being said, it is never too late for you to receive the orthodontic care you deserve. By leaving misaligned teeth untreated, other dental problems can crop up later in life such as tooth decay, gum disease, or difficulty chewing. While many patients look to orthodontic solutions for aesthetic reasons, getting treatment now is in your best interest for a lifetime of strong oral health.
A multitude of factors come into play when determining the cost of your orthodontic care. The cost varies depending on the severity of your misalignment, as well as appointment visits, insurance type, and more. Our team recommends scheduling a consultation with Dr. Burke to find out how much you’ll pay for your orthodontic treatment.