Orthodontics in Woodland Hills
There are many types of misalignments that can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Some examples include an overbite (when the upper teeth overlap the lower ones), underbite (when the lower teeth are too far forward in relation to the upper teeth) and gapped or crowded teeth.
When these issues are not addressed, they can negatively impact chewing, speaking and the appearance of the smile. Orthodontic treatment can correct and alleviate these concerns, as well as provide the self-confidence that comes with a beautiful smile.
While dentists focus on the overall health of a patient’s teeth and gums, orthodontists are specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tooth and jaw misalignment. The field is known as malocclusions, and orthodontists are the only dental professionals who have specialized training in the management of these conditions. They have two to three years of full-time university-based, orthodontic residency education and are board certified in orthodontics by the American Board of Orthodontics. They may use the titles DDS or DMD to designate their level of education.
Typically, orthodontic treatment for teens is much less invasive than treatment for adults because the permanent teeth have fully emerged and are usually easier to manipulate. However, our office is happy to see any patient of any age with any type of alignment issues and will work with you to achieve a great smile. Contact us today to set up a consultation! Orthodontics in Woodland Hills