Orthodontics is the dental specialisation concerning the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and the jaws. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first orthodontic check-up by 7 years of age.
Orthodontic treatment involves the design and use of corrective appliances such as palatal expanders and dental braces.
Braces move the teeth by exerting a constant light pressure to them. In response to pressure, a tooth will move slowly through the jaw bone. This process will cause some tenderness, but most people report that the discomfort is minor.
Palatal expanders are early intervention appliances that encourage optimal jaw growth to eliminate crowding or crossbite in growing patients.
Dr Gerbo treats with a variety of systems, including Invisalign. For more information on Invisalign click here.
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Dr Gerbo is always happy to answer your queries, and to discuss all the options available to you. See here for some of the F.A.Q.
Two of the more common queries is how to clean teeth with braces, and what foods you should and should not eat. Check out our video to learn the answers.
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