As seen in this “Mouth Healthy Moment” video, orthodontics is a branch of dentistry meant to address the issues of crooked teeth and misaligned jaws. Orthodontists and dentists trained in orthodontia can use different oral appliances, such as Invisalign in the Silver Lake area of Everett, WA, to address the issues that might befall an adolescent or adult.
The field of orthodontics will use a number of different techniques and appliances to correct a patient’s smile. Invisalign, braces and other popular appliances are commonly used by teenagers and adults. The appliance that a dentist or orthodontist chooses depends on the patient’s individual smile and teeth position. Over the course of a year or more, the patient will visit the dental office for routine checkups and possible corrections in the treatment. Once the treatment has finished, the dentist will recommend a follow-up treatment to stabilize and continue the results in the months to follow.