Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that is officially known as Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The purpose of orthodontics is to treat any type of malocclusion, which is simply another way of saying “bad bite”. When you have a malocclusion, that means your teeth, lips and/or jaws don’t line up the way they should. As a result, your teeth may be crooked, your bite may not work correctly and your jaws may look unbalanced. To fix bad bites, orthodontists — dentists who are specially trained — use braces and other corrective procedures, including materials often called “appliances,” to achieve tooth and jaw alignment. This correction of the teeth and their supportive structures makes for a healthy, attractive smile.
Removing teeth is sometimes required to achieve the best orthodontic result. Straight teeth and a balanced facial profile are the goals of orthodontics. However, because new technology has provided advanced orthodontic procedures, removing teeth is not always necessary for orthodontic treatment.
No, it is not. Many of our patients are referred by their family dentist, yet many other patients take the initiative to schedule an examination themselves.
Insurance and Finances
It is impossible to give an exact cost for treatment until we have examined you. We will cover the exact cost and financial options during the initial examination. We have several financing options available to accommodate your needs, and we will review these with you. We will also review your insurance policy and help to maximize your benefit and file your claims.
For more detailed information on our payment plans, visit our Financial and Insurance information page.
Dr. Reddy was very informative and personal with her approach. This was my consultation. She explained in detail what needed to be done NOW and how treatment would affect me in the long run. I look forward to seeing her in the very near future as she helps me get my smile back!
I really appreciate the time that the doctor took to explain everything to me. Most dentists are in a rush to get to the next patient. I am so happy that we were referred to her.
Dr. Reddy has been my Orthodontist for 4 years now. She is very patient, professional and thorough. Her staff is like a family. They are always friendly and smile all the time. The name of this practice fits everyone in the office. Great job All Smiles Orthodontics! I highly recommend this practice to all my friends and family.