Azalea Family Dentistry, Norfolk, VA
Orthodontics, also known as dentofacial orthopedics, In Azalea Family Dentistry deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws.
Dr. Cote has been treating teeth, baby to permanent for over 25 years. But unlike other long-standing practices, Dr. Cote's has focused intensively on the latest technological advancements in the field and the latest research (an easy task since it's been Dr. Cote's life's work). No matter if you're new to town or you want you or your kids to see the same dentist you do, is a welcoming place for you and your young ones.
How do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that's right for you.
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If you haveanyof the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
Overbite, sometimes called "buck teeth" — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
Underbite — a "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodateType your paragraph here.
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Orthodontic treatment is a series of processes to move poorly aligned teeth to a desirable position.