Hardly anyone has a “perfect smile”. One of the most common issues is with the alignment or spacing of teeth. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on straightening the teeth and aligning the bite.
Most people seek orthodontic treatment in their teenage years. However, many adults need orthodontic treatment as part of restorative dentistry or full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Caves refers patients to his father, Dr. Sammy Caves, who has practiced Orthodontics in Columbus for over 25 years.
Typical orthodontic problems treated with braces include:
- Crowded Teeth
- Spaces Between Teeth
- Narrow Tooth Arches
- Intrusive Teeth
- Malocclusion (improper bite) may be related to TMJ discomfort
Orthodontic treatment ranges from person to person and can last anywhere from 6 – 24 months, depending on your condition. Dr. Caves will work with you to help you or your child maintain proper oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment. Caring for braces can be a challenge, especially for adolescents. Our staff will teach you the proper techniques to care for your braces and teeth.
To learn more about braces and orthodontic care, contact our Columbus, Georgia dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Caves.