When you think of orthodontics in Quincy, Illinois, most people think of braces, but it’s so much more than that! Dr. Maria Connoyer focuses on the position of the teeth, what has caused them to arrive at their current position, and what future movement may be needed so that a patient’s bite is fully functional. When the teeth don't meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain. Crooked teeth do not provide the best cosmetic appearance either, and they are harder to clean, putting the patient at a greater risk for cavities and gum disease.
Orthodontic treatments should ideally begin between the ages of 10 and 14 when the child’s mouth is still growing, making it easier to straighten. However, these treatments can be performed at any age. For braces in Quincy, Illinois, contact our office and schedule an evaluation. Dr. Connoyer has many happy orthodontics patients!