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Orthodontic Treatment

At Brittney K. Craig, DMD, we believe that everyone deserves a smile they feel confident about. Orthodontic treatment is a transformative option that can help you achieve beautifully aligned teeth and improved oral health. In this brief guide, we'll explore what orthodontic treatment is, why it's important, and how it can enhance your overall well-being.

What Is Orthodontic Treatment? Orthodontic treatment is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing, preventing, and correcting issues related to the alignment of the teeth and jaws. It aims to achieve a properly aligned bite and a harmonious smile.


Why Consider Orthodontic Treatment? Orthodontic treatment is not just about aesthetics. It can address various dental issues, including:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth

  • Overbites or underbites

  • Gaps and spacing issues

  • Crowding of teeth

  • Jaw misalignment


A straighter smile not only improves aesthetics but also contributes to better oral health, making it easier to maintain good hygiene and reducing the risk of dental problems.


Orthodontic Treatment Options: Modern orthodontics offer a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Traditional Braces: Traditional metal braces have advanced significantly and are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever before.

  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, offer a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth, making them a popular choice among adults and teens.

  • Lingual Braces: Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, making them hidden from view.


The Orthodontic Treatment Process: The journey to a straighter smile typically involves the following steps:

  • Consultation: We'll begin with a comprehensive examination and discuss your goals and concerns. This initial assessment helps us create a customized treatment plan.

  • Treatment Plan: Based on your unique needs, we'll recommend the most suitable orthodontic option and provide an estimate of the treatment timeline.

  • Regular Appointments: You'll attend regular check-ups and adjustment appointments to ensure your treatment progresses as planned.

  • Results: With patience and consistent care, you'll achieve a beautifully aligned smile that enhances your confidence and oral health.


Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment:

  • Improved Confidence: A straighter smile can boost your self-esteem and make you feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.

  • Better Oral Health: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of dental issues such as gum disease and cavities.

  • Enhanced Functionality: Orthodontic treatment can improve bite alignment, making eating and speaking more comfortable.

  • A Lasting Investment: The benefits of a straighter smile can last a lifetime, making orthodontic treatment a worthwhile investment in your overall well-being.


At Brittney K. Craig, DMD, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you've always wanted. If you're considering orthodontic treatment or have questions about your orthodontic options, please reach out to us. 

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