Orthodontics impacts your health, appearance, and more.
Crooked, unevenly spaced, or misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. This makes them more prone to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and provide a more attractive appearance. A straight, healthy smile helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and your self-image.
If you suffer from crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment can help.
The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your individual plan. During your consultation with Mechanicsville pediatric dentist, Dr. Holly Lewis, we will discuss your child’s options. Once you select your child’s treatment, we will estimate its length.
There are factors that can affect the duration of your child’s treatment. Some of these include:
- Early Orthodontic Intervention: If your child had early intervention, some steps have already been completed. This may shorten the time you need for this treatment.
- Type of Treatment: Depending on your child’s needs, they may have braces, elastics, aligners, or other options. Which treatment they receive will affect its length.
- Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your child’s treatment to work more quickly.
To get started on your healthier, more beautiful smile, contact our Henrico office for a consultation.