Here at the office of Dr. Richard C. Kardovich, the number one Selden orthodontist, we work to give patients more functional, and aesthetically pleasing smiles with the use of orthodontic treatments. Orthodontics has been used for many years to repair issues with malocclusions, or bad bites. Sometimes, even if the teeth appear straight, there is still an issue with the bite that needs to be addressed with the use of orthodontics. Malocclusions can occur for many reasons. Sometimes they are inherited, sometimes they are developmental, and in other cases they come about as a result of habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
Malocclusions cause teeth to overlap and arrange in other ways that are less than ideal. This can make teeth harder to clean, leading to issues of decay and periodontal disease, and can also cause further problems down the road. For those reasons, the goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the malocclusion for both aesthetic and health purposes. Orthodontics can correct malocclusions by using the power of physics to move teeth into their proper position. This works by implementing orthodontic appliances, such as braces and retainers. The brackets are put onto the teeth using bonding technology, and then our Selden orthodontist threads arch wires through those brackets. The tension and the tightness of the brackets determine how each individual tooth will move. This constant pressure on the teeth is responsible for moving the teeth to their desired end location.
Dr. Kardovich adjusts the pressure at each visit to ensure that progress is being made and that your treatment is following the right general schedule. If you think you can benefit from orthodontic work, simply schedule an examination and consultation with our Selden orthodontist for a more personalized treatment recommendation.
If you are interested in learning more about the services provided by our expert Selden orthodontist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Kardovich’s main website for more details. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate in contacting us by phone or online. We look forward to working with you and hope to hear from you soon.