According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists. These dental professionals, like the ones at our orthodontic office in Harlem, help patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems, as well as assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is the installation of dental braces that help straighten teeth, remove gaps, and correct overbites and malocclusions.
You may be considering orthodontics to aid you in achieving the straight, beautiful smile of your dreams. The goal of orthodontics is not only to create an attractive smile, but to correct a malocclusion (a bad bite) in order to promote oral health. Teeth may be crowded, crooked, or the upper and lower jaws may be out of alignment. Occasionally, even when teeth appear straight, the patient may have a bite which is not even and which may cause further dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. Common types of malocclusions include upper protrusion, spacing or crowding problems, a misplaced midline, an open bite, an overbite, a crossbite, rotation of teeth, or transportation of teeth. At 125th Street Braces, our orthodontic office in Harlem is happy to provide our patients with a number of orthodontic services to fix any and all of their malocclusions. This is performed by using corrective appliances, including braces and retainers. In addition to the traditional bracket and wire metal braces you’re probably most familiar with, we also offer clear and invisible braces for those who may be discouraged by the unaesthetic look of traditional braces. Of course, any of these orthodontic services are open to patients of all ages.
If you would like to learn more about malocclusions, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding orthodontics, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. Our orthodontic office in Harlem looks forward to working with you and giving you the beautiful smile that you deserve.