Enhance Your Smile with Braces in East Meadow
Orthodontics is one of many dental specialties. The word “orthodontics” is derived from the Greek words orthos, meaning proper or straight and odons meaning teeth. Orthodontics is specifically concerned with diagnosing and treating tooth misalignment and irregularity in the jaw area. Initially, orthodontic treatments were geared toward the treatment of teens and pre-teens, but these days around 30 percent of orthodontic patients are adults.
The advantages to well-aligned teeth include easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile. Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, the American Dental Association suggests that an orthodontic assessment should be performed around the age of seven. The earlier orthodontic treatment begins, the more quickly the problem can be successfully resolved.
Dr DeFilippis' dental office, located in East Meadow in central Nassau County is available to answer any questions you have regarding orthodontics. We will help you to have straight, well aligned teeth to enhance your smile.
To learn more about Invisalign or other orthodontic options available at our practice, contact our dentist in East Meadow today or schedule your consultation using our online appointment request form.