Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on correcting irregularities in your teeth and jaw, especially in the way in which they align. Orthodontic treatment is typically recommended for correcting problems such as:
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth that are gapped and spaced
- Bad bites, including overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites
Orthodontic treatment can be provided for patients of all ages. The ideal age to receive orthodontic treatment is during the teenage years since the jaws have not yet finished developing and can more easily be moved into the correct positions. However, adults can also receive treatment as long as their teeth and gums are healthy. The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that children receive their initial orthodontic screening at age 7 since any problems will be apparent by this age and our dentists can determine if and when orthodontic treatment should begin.
While orthodontic treatment is usually thought of as a way to improve your smile, it also helps improve your oral health and function. Teeth that are straight and properly aligned are easier to keep clean, which reduces your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and other damaging dental problems. Properly aligned teeth and jaws also promote correct chewing, eating and speaking.
Our orthodontic services include:
We invite you to call Serenity Dental at 281-310-1417 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates and learn more about orthodontic care in Katy, Texas.