An orthodontist is specially trained in diagnosing, preventing and treating malocclusion, which is when the teeth don’t fit together properly, sometimes called a “bad bite.” Crowding, spacing, overjet teeth, a crossbite and an underbite are the most common types of malocclusion we see. As a certified specialist in orthodontics, Dr. Buddy has the knowledge to find out what’s causing your bite issues and then create the best treatment plan to fix it.
While we can often perfect smiles with braces or Invisalign® alone, if you or your child have a more complex case, there are other options. Dr. Buddy is also trained in dentofacial orthopedics, the technical term for guiding facial growth and development with appliances, craniofacial orthodontics for patients with birth defects, such as a cleft lip and palate, and surgical orthodontics for severe jaw irregularities. Whichever route we take, our personalized approach to care and advanced technology and techniques will ensure you get outstanding results and feel comfortable throughout the process.
Find out how a certified specialist in orthodontics, like Dr. Buddy, can help you by booking a complimentary consultation today. Then, explore the topics below to get an idea of the ins and outs of orthodontics.
It’s recommended children visit an orthodontist by the age of seven to have their smile evaluated.
The teenage years are often a great time to start treatment. Don’t worry, we have plenty of options.