Dr. Amy Norman offers orthodontic services that can properly align a patient’s bite. If you have crowded teeth or misaligned teeth, Dr. Amy Norman can determine the degree to which your bite should be realigned and offer options for the proper treatment. Traditionally, the appliances used are braces.
Metal braces are a traditional dental appliance used to correct the alignment of teeth. Each case is different but the process can take months or years. Following the completion of treatment, many patients wear a retainer to hold the teeth in place while the bone permanently reforms around the positioned teeth.
Invisalign is a orthodontic treatment that can be used to straighten teeth in some cases. Invisalign invisibly straightens your teeth with a series of custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth little by little. By simply changing the aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will move, week by week—until they have moved to the final position Dr. Norman has prescribed. Invisalign liners are comfortable to wear and removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual.
Neuromuscular orthodontics focuses on the relationship between muscles, jaw joints, and teeth. When properly aligned, the teeth function in harmony with the jaw joints and muscles. We use specific bio-instrumentation to assess optimal function among these three important elements. With this precise instrumentation, the guesswork is taken out of determining the correct jaw and bite position to alleviate TMJ. This information is then used to determine orthodontic treatment. With this degree of precision, we can make specific alterations in your bite to affect the entire system of muscles, jaw joint, nerves and teeth using orthodontics.
If you are interested in learning more about orthodontics, please contact us today for a consultation.