With care and skill, orthodontics position teeth to an ideal occlusion that helps avoid decay and plaque build up. We want the teeth to have the best support possible, this starts with healthy bone and gums.
Things we do to maintain healthy teeth & bone
Crowded teeth can make them very difficult to clean. These areas are more prone to decay than straight teeth.
Good contacts between the teeth help avoid food traps. Food traps irritate the gums which in turn can damage the bone. We aim for good contacts between the teeth to reduce tooth decay and improved gum health.
At least 60% of a tooth is the root. The position and angle of the root can change the appearance of the tooth. We take time to make good root parallelling a part of our treatment protocol.