According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists. These dental professionals, like Dr. Gorkowitz, help patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems, as well as assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is the installation of dental braces that help straighten teeth, remove gaps, and correct overbites. Do you wish to straighten your teeth and are looking for a knowledgeable, caring orthodontist in Hasbrouck Heights with exceptional skills and a gentle touch? If so, then your search should end at the office of Bernard Gorkowitz, DDS.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age seven. At this early age, orthodontic treatment or braces may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. During your initial visit with our orthodontist in Hasbrouck Heights, you will receive a complimentary clinical examination to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults to undergo orthodontic treatment. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. The most popular form of orthodontics that we provide for our patients of all ages is traditional braces. These include metal brackets and wires. Brackets are placed on the teeth using bonding technology, and then arch wires are threaded through these brackets. The tension and tightness of these wires determines the individual movement of each tooth, and by making adjustment to the pressure at follow-up visits, our orthodontists can control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected.
Braces may be worn by both children and adults, not only to improve the attractiveness of their smile, but also because braces correct improper alignment of teeth that can lead to gum disease and early tooth loss. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, and are looking for a knowledgeable and caring orthodontist in Hasbrouck Heights, then you should call the office of Bernard Gorkowitz, DDS today to schedule your FREE consultation.
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