The result of orthodontic treatment is not just a beautiful smile—its primary purpose is to restore function and proper biting patterns to the teeth. Orthodontic treatment ensures a functional and healthy bite that lasts a lifetime for both adults and children.
Orthodontic treatment can address the following problems:
- The upper teeth protrude (overjet)
- The upper teeth cover too much of the lower teeth (overbite)
- The upper teeth fit behind the lower teeth (underbite)
- The front teeth do not meet when the back teeth are together
- The teeth are crowded or overlapped
- There are noticeably large gaps between teeth
- The lines between the two upper front teeth and the two lower front teeth do not line up properly
Dr. Kalange and his staff take their educational roles seriously by making sure that each patient receives specific homecare instructions during regularly scheduled visits. We invite your questions and will be pleased to provide you with a better understanding of your particular treatment at any time. We offer a wide range of services for our patients, including the following:
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment for Children, Adolescents and Adults
Many people think that orthodontic treatment is just for children. While children often benefit from early treatment, the truth is, people of all ages—including adolescents and adults—realize the benefits of an attractive healthy smile that enhances self-image, builds self-confidence and improves the quality of life.
Today, more than 30% of orthodontic patients are adults, and many of those seek treatment because they want to invest in a beautiful smile. Often orthodontic care is needed before crowns and bridges can be placed. Whatever your needs, rest assured that Dr. Kalange will work with your family dentist to follow a specified treatment plan to achieve the best possible results for you.
Orthodontic Bracket Selection
Aesthetics are important to anyone who seeks orthodontic treatment. Ceramic brackets are made of a colorless, clear material that will not absorb colors or odors. Conventional stainless steel brackets and gold brackets are also available. Dr. Kalange will assist you in choosing the brackets that will best meet your needs and desires.
Post Treatment Follow-Up
Once braces are removed and retainers placed, we continue to see our patients for two years of periodic appointments to check their retainers and ensure they are maintaining the smiles we helped them achieve.