In addition to improved self-confidence, there are many short and long-term health benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment. By receiving orthodontic treatment from the specialists at Docbraces, you can help your teen:

  • Reduce or eliminate the need for jaw surgery or the extraction of permanent teeth
  • Improve oral hygiene, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and heart disease
  • Decrease wear or injury to teeth and jaw joints
  • Improve breathing and correct speech impediments
  • Correct overbites, underbites and crossbites, preventing wear and trauma to teeth
  • Improve bite contact, enabling proper chewing of food, alleviating digestive problems, and increasing nutrient absorption

How To Keep Track of When Your Child’s Adult Teeth Come In

An odd pattern of tooth eruption can cause more orthodontic problems for a child than is seen when the permanent (adult) teeth come in several months too early or too late. If your child’s teeth do not come in as expected, his or her bite and smile could both be affected. Studies show that changes Read More

Orthodontists Address Issues Related to Missing or Extra Teeth

The teeth are naturally organized in such a way as to provide support to one another; therefore, if a tooth is missing, this lost support causes additional force to be placed on the remaining teeth. Some people are actually born missing teeth. While missing teeth are a problem, extra teeth are also Read More