Common Orthodontic Corrections in Adults and Children
Orthognathic Surgery Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of orthognathic surgery, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to orthognathic surgery are discussed.
Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. The results of orthodontic treatment can be dramatic beautiful smiles, improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for many people of all ages. Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays, and dental impressions, which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.
Treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months, depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice. We are committed to delivering the best possible service in order for you to achieve your orthodontic objectives.
Orthodontic Treatment Timing
Dr. Bisson provides orthodontic treatment for adults, adolescents and children. He follows the guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation take place at age 7 for all children. This early evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment.
Many preventive treatments are now available for your child 7 to 11 years of age that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments improve your child’s profile, self-confidence, may prevent certain conditions from worsening, as well as eliminate the need for tooth extractions. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows Dr. Bisson to achieve results that may not be possible when your child is older.