What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is focused on correcting the alignment of the jaws, bite, and teeth. Through orthodontic treatment, you can achieve a straighter smile that is healthier, more functional, and more aesthetic. We offer both clear and metal braces at Huckabee Family Dentistry to accommodate your personal preferences. Traditional metal braces can be a good choice for any patient, and clear braces are especially popular among adult patients who want to maintain a more natural aesthetic while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Do I need orthodontics?

Our knowledgeable dentists, Drs. Sam and Melanie Huckabee, may recommend orthodontics if your teeth are crooked, crowded, or spaced by large gaps. Orthodontics may also be suggested in order to correct problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, crossbite, or underbite. Straightening your teeth can not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but can improve your oral health as well. Teeth that are properly aligned are generally at a lower risk for decay, periodontal disease, and other dental problems. We welcome you to call or visit our dental office today to learn more about orthodontics and how we can help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.