What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is properly defined as the treatment of malocclusion, or an improper bite. Orthodontic issues are not limited to the young. Many adults can benefit from the state-of-the-art, comfortable correction offered by today’s orthodontists. Comprehensive orthodontic therapy and procedures can result in a stronger, more effective bite, eliminate pain, and improve speech and/or eating issues caused by an offset jawline and teeth. Your radiant new smile is only an added benefit!

Modern orthodontics centers around three practices:

  • Aesthetic orthodontics – Realigns the teeth and straightens your jawline.
  • Restorative orthodontics – Concerned with malocclusion and any associated chewing or speech problems.
  • Neuromuscular orthodontics – The treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD/TMJ), an often painful condition caused by misaligned jaw joints.

No matter what your orthodontic issues are, our Philadelphia dentistry team has the expertise and technology you need to achieve the best smile possible. We invite you to come into our Ardmore office to learn more about our full range of orthodontic treatment options.

If you live anywhere in the Philadelphia area, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule your initial orthodontics consultation.

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