Dr. Richard Wilczek has provided general practice orthodontics in Prince George for the past 20 years and continues to take post-graduate courses in orthodontics to update his skills. Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry involving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth and the jaw.
When your teeth and jaws are properly aligned, they have the best possible function and improved aesthetics. If your teeth aren’t positioned as they should be, you may experience early tooth decay, difficulty speaking and chewing, and even bone loss. Dr. Richard Wilczek Inc. primarily deals with orthodontics for children and adolescents, but adults can also benefit from an orthodontic treatment. Call today to schedule a consultation for you or your child.
What Can Braces Do?
Braces are designed to address many types of orthodontic problems, some of which may have been inherited, by slowly shifting the position of your teeth. Braces are able to effectively do the following:
Orthodontics is also ideal for treating tooth or jaw problems resulting from an accident, dental disease or premature tooth loss. Your dentist will determine if you’re a good candidate for braces.
When Can I Get Braces?
Adults can usually receive orthodontics at any time, and children should have their first orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 7 and 10. The sooner a dentist can identify any dental problems, the better! Braces are very common and usually worn for 18 to 24 months. It’s very important that you carefully follow your dentist’s treatment plan and properly care for your braces and any other orthodontic appliances you use. If you do, you should get the gorgeous results you want!
Types of Orthodontics
Orthodontics has continued to evolve, and in addition to traditional braces composed of brackets and wires, we now have clear brackets for the upper front teeth that are less noticeable. In some cases, orthodontic treatment can be carried out with clear plastic aligners that don’t require brackets or wires at all!
Your dentist will discuss your options with you during your first orthodontic consultation. You can expect a full examination of your teeth and jaw. Photos and x-rays will be taken to track your progress throughout the course of your treatment.
If you’re interested in braces for yourself or your child, contact our office to ask about our orthodontic services or to set up an appointment.