Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth but did you know it does so much more? Whether using braces or Invisalign, the goal of orthodontics is a beautiful smile, and equally important a healthy bite. You can look forward to the confidence treatment will provide. Dr. Purnell uses state of the art digital imaging and a thorough examination to tailor treatment for you. Our approach takes into account your facial appearance and how we can improve it by moving your teeth, or modifying growth in childhood and adolescence. When teeth are properly positioned they are easier to clean, jaw function and chewing is at its best, and the muscles and joints work how the body intended.
So what is an orthodontist? An orthodontist is a dentist who specialized in treating dental and facial irregularities such as crowded teeth. An orthodontist is required to complete a two or three year residency after dental school where they receive advanced training on how to properly diagnose, prevent, and treat a malocclusion (aka, bad bite!). We help our patients by treating the teeth, jaws, and by altering growth.
There are many benefits to orthodontic treatment
- An beautiful smile
- More attractive facial harmony
- Increased self-confidence
- Greater health of the gums and teeth
- An even bite with better function and chewing
- Helping your dentist with needed dental work.