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Ellenikiotis & Associates
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 now around 30 percent of orthodontic patients are adults.
There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, clearer speech, decreased risk of trauma, decreased tooth wear, and a more pleasant smile. Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, the American Dental Association suggests that an orthodontic assessment be performed around the age of seven. The earlier orthodontic treatment begins in specific circumstances, the quicker and less invasive the problem can be resolved.
What problems can be treated with orthodontics?
Here are some of the common conditions treated with orthodontics:
What are some orthodontic solutions?
When a diagnosis has been made, there are a variety of treatment options available:
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20514 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd. Suite A
Saratoga, CA 95070
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San Jose, CA 95125