Traditional Orthodontics are appropriate for patients of all ages to straighten teeth, correct jaw problems and improper bites. Brackets and a series of wires are used.
Treatment usually lasts from 18 to 24 months requiring monthly visits to Dr. Ward and followed by retainers to maintain the teeth in their improved positions.
Some signs braces are indicated:
- clicking or locking of the jaw
- mouth breathing
- earaches, stuffiness, ringing in the ears
- a narrow jaw that interferes with speech