Facts About Orthodontics

What are some of the causes of crooked teeth?

In most cases crooked teeth are inherited. For example, if a patient inherits large teeth from one parent and a small jaw from the other, a crowding problem will result. Additionally, habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can cause malocclusion. Accidents, which cause damage to the jaw while the teeth are developing, also can lead to crooked teeth.

Does orthodontic treatment always work?

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

Will insurance cover orthodontic treatments?

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Does orthodontic treatment change a patients face?

Are patients usually happy with their results?

Are there any special things to do while wearing braces?

Should certain foods be avoided?