Orthodontia is the branch of dentistry that deals with teeth and jaw abnormalities. Some people have naturally straight teeth that fit together. But if you have problems with your bite or the spacing of your teeth, you may need orthodontic care.
Most people who receive orthodontic care are kids, but adults get braces, too. In young children, orthodontic treatment may guide proper jaw growth. This can help permanent teeth to come in correctly. Straight permanent teeth can help prevent tooth problems later on.
For our patients, there are many reasons why orthodontics is needed and desired. Common reasons people need or want an orthodontic treatment are:
❖ Overcrowded or overlapping teeth.
❖ Large spaces between teeth
❖ An underbite or overbite.
❖ Buck teeth (upper dental protrusion).
❖ A crossbite.
Orthodontic care involves the use of devices, such as braces, to:
❖ Straighten teeth
❖ Correct problems with bite
❖ Close gaps between teeth
❖ Align lips and teeth properly
If you have any questions for us, please give us a call and our friendly staff will be happy to help. Whether you live in the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Humble, Grangerland, or the surrounding North Houston area, Dr. Ly and his team would love to welcome you to our practice.