Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses entirely on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is “malocclusion,” which literally means “bad bite.” The practice of orthodontics requires extensive professional skill in the design, application, and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips, and jaws into proper alignment and achieve optimum facial balance. Braces use metal brackets and wires to gently, gradually move your teeth to their ideal positions. Braces and other orthodontic treatments are now more comfortable, discreet, and effective than ever before. Dr. Mark Smith is a general dentist with extensive continuing education training in orthodontics. He treats all of our orthodontic patients. Dr. Smith may recommend orthodontics to correct orthodontic issues such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Problems with the bite, such as overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite
During your orthodontic treatment, you will regularly visit us at Kizer Dental Associates to ensure that your tooth and jaw alignment are being properly adjusted. If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or spaced, we welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about braces and our orthodontic treatments. We are committed to improving your smile!
All orthodontic services are provided by general dentists.