Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves correcting teeth that are improperly positioned. Here at Fairbanks Orthodontic Group, we are proud to offer our clients the best and most up-to-date orthodontic services.
Our orthodontists treat malocclusions, which are often called bad bites. This is when you bite down and your teeth do not line up correctly. We also treat crooked teeth from crowding or spacing. Orthodontists also focus on the development of the facial bones and jaw.
The goal is to ensure a healthy mouth in the future. It is important to address bite issues, crowding, and gaps between teeth to make sure the teeth line up correctly. Orthodontics can also improve eating, speech in some cases, and airway issues.
How can these problems be fixed? Braces are the most common treatment, though we also treat our patients with aligners, expanders, bite plates, headgear, and more.
Age 7 is a great age to have an early evaluation done as there are early phases of treatment that can assist with deep bites and crowding. Full braces are not commonly placed until all adult teeth have erupted, which is generally around the 7th grade.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us today at (907) 452-2939.