Importance Of Having An Orthodontist

Orthodontics is the go-to branch of dentistry for correcting misaligned bites, jaws, teeth, and so much more. However, orthodontia goes beyond fixing your smile, as many orthodontic patients recognize the overall improved function and reduce their vulnerability to tooth decay. At Braces 101 Orthodontics in Sicklerville and Voorhees, NJ, your orthodontist, Dr. Ajit Patel welcomes you to visit with him and develop a personalized orthodontic plan with you.

What Are The Benefits of Visiting An Orthodontist?

Orthodontia goes beyond having a healthy and beautiful smile—treatments include correcting malocclusions (correcting misaligned oral functions) that can lead to tooth decay, such as:

  • overcrowding
  • gaps
  • overbite
  • crossbite
  • underbite
  • overjet
  • tooth transposition
  • temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

Orthodontic treatment is a type of interceptive dental care that prevents and protects your teeth from potential harm.

What Are The Types Of Orthodontics?

A widely common misconception is that orthodontia is intended for children and teens, however, concerns can develop over time and you deserve to have confidence in your smile, no matter your age.

Orthodontics for children and teens is often the ideal age group to undergo corrective treatment since the bones are still developing and the permanent teeth are growing in. This may begin at the age of seven, however that does not necessarily mean your Sicklerville and Voorhees, NJ, orthodontist Dr. Patel, will suggest placing braces that early of an age.

Early orthodontic treatment offers the correction of any issues that your child will not have to face later in life, this can look like:

  • manipulating permanent teeth as they grow in to ensure proper positioning
  • placing a spacer after removing baby teeth in order to create the needed space for permanent teeth
  • expanding your child’s upper dental arch using a device known as a palatal expander
  • correcting the previously mentioned malocclusions
  • increasing your child’s confidence in those pivotal years of development

Orthodontics may not have been something you considered as a child, teen, or young adult, but you may realize there are issues with your smile that you’d like to change. This is made possible through orthodontic devices such as:

metal braces which are the traditional use of braces, but the metal braces are now smaller in size, decreasing the visibility
ceramic braces that are designed to blend in with your teeth, which also offers less visibility
lingual braces that are placed on the backside of the teeth, instead of the front, making them virtually undetectable
clear brackets are intended to be practically invisible

Why Should You Schedule A Visit With Your Orthodontist?

By visiting with Dr. Patel, your Sicklerville and Voorhees, NJ, orthodontist, you will be able to discuss your options for orthodontic treatment that best suits you. Our team at Braces 101 Orthodontics is committed to helping you discover your ideal smile, and we encourage you to give our office a call at (856) 728-7775 or (856) 428-0700.


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