General Orthodontics

General Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces, aligners, retainers, and other devices to straighten the teeth and correct bite problems such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite.

Orthodontists like Dr. Laurence Schimmel use a variety of techniques and appliances to move the teeth into their proper positions, which can improve the appearance of the teeth and jaws and also help to correct functional problems with the bite.

Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues in both children and adults. It is typically a long-term process that requires regular visits to the orthodontist to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. In some cases, orthodontic treatment may involve the use of braces, which are metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth and connected by a wire. The wire is adjusted over time to gradually move the teeth into their proper positions. Other orthodontic appliances include clear aligners, headgear, and expanders.

Orthodontic treatment can help to improve the appearance of the teeth, boost self-confidence, and correct functional problems with the bite. 

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