Orthodontics has been around for a very long time. The practice of straightening teeth has evolved in tandem with general dentistry over the years. Malocclusion is not a disease, it’s simply a poor alignment of teeth and the way they fit together. And nearly 30% of the population have crooked teeth severe enough that they could benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Braces are an effective method of straightening a child’s teeth and correcting a misaligned bite. If your child has crooked teeth you should consider an an orthodontic screening by Valencia Family Dentistry & Orthodontics.
Braces are not what they used to be. Kids don’t need a mouth full of shiny metal for several months or even years to have straight teeth. Modern braces are low profile brackets that are bonded directly to teeth. Sometimes braces are completely out of sight, behind the teeth. For more information give us a call at (505) 865-9788.