Southern Dental Associates Deerbrook specializes in orthodontics for all ages. Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities. Your Southern Dental orthodontist specializes in straightening teeth, correcting misaligned jaw structure and improving the function of your smile.
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The most common group to take advantage of all that orthodontists can offer is children. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist around the age of seven to ensure any problems with the developing smiles can be addressed. Orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to simply children and teens. It is increasingly common for orthodontic patients to begin correcting issues with their smiles as adults. No matter your age, if you feel orthodontics might improve your smile or correct an issue with your oral health, now is the perfect time to visit Southern Dental for a professional consultation.
Traditional Braces - Traditional braces are a specialty of ours at Southern Dental Associates in Deerbrook. Be sure to visit us for advice regarding issues that may cause issues if not addressed in your young family members such as guiding the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight, regulating the width of the upper and lower arches, creating space for crowded teeth or addressing thumb sucking problems. Traditional braces can also be used by adults to help correct these types of issues later in life.
Invisalign - Invisalign is a popular choice among the orthodontics patients here at Southern Dental Associates in Deerbrook for a variety of reasons. Invisalign offers a clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Invisalign is an excellent option for teens and adults because it is clear (hardly visible), faster and more comfortable. In addition, Invisalign is made to be taken on and off during the day. On top of all this Invisalign fits into your busy schedule, since you only need to visit our office approximately every six weeks.
Retainers - Once the braces are removed and your orthodontic treatment is coming to a close, you will be ready for a retainer. There are different types of retainers and different use requirements based on your unique course of treatment, but typically the retainer will be worn for a period of four to six weeks all day and all night. Retainers are removed for eating and tooth brushing and eventually, can be worn only overnight.
Southern Dental Associates specializes in custom orthodontics consultations for patients of all ages. Whether it is an aesthetic goal for your smile or an oral health matter that can be addressed with the use of braces or a retainer, the team at Southern Dental is here to help you get there. Start with an appointment - just call our friendly staff today to get started.