In Office Orthodontic Team


Orthodontics is devoted to building beautiful smiles in children and adults by bringing teeth, lips, and jaws into proper alignment. Straight teeth function better, are easier to clean, and are more likely to last you a lifetime.

Is your child a candidate for orthodontic treatment? Orthodontics is not only for improving the esthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth and/or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions may affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth, and feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated? According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Open bites may result in tongue-thrust habits and speech impediments. Orthodontics does more than enhance your smile, it creates a healthier you.

When is the best time to begin orthodontics? Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Call us at 202876 9393 or email our office today to schedule your child's complimentary orthodontic consultation with our in-office Orthodontic Team.