8305 W. Quinault Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
8305 W. Quinault Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336

Orthodontics Learning Center

The field of orthodontics provides the potential to maintain a healthier, and more beautiful smile throughout your lifetime. Our specialists maintain a focus on the health and alignment of not just your teeth, but your jaw bone and connective tissues that support your face as well. Orthodontic treatment has an impact beyond a beautiful smile; with straighter teeth, patients improve their ability to chew their food, speak properly, clean their teeth, and enhance their overall health.

To learn more about orthodontics, check out the information on this page or call our Kennewick, WA office with any questions you may have! We encourage patients to take interest in their orthodontic care and welcome them to learn even more at our office.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that maintains a focus on irregularities of the teeth, jaw bone, and facial tissues as a result of dental-related issues. These problems can lead to problems in the future, such as tooth decay, tooth loss, bone deterioration, difficulty eating, and unclear speech. Orthodontic treatment is utilized to correct these problems while building you a beautiful smile in the process!

How long does it take?

The average orthodontic treatment lasts between 18 and 24 months. Your treatment time will vary depending on how your mouth and face grow, how well you cooperate with your treatment plan, and how severe your case is.

Who Needs Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatments typically occur in people with genetic dental or facial irregularities, such as increased tooth or jaw size. Crowding or spacing of teeth can result from these genetic problems. A person with an overbite or underbite, as well as extra or missing teeth, usually inherit these characteristics. Many people may also choose orthodontics when they suffer from dental diseases or premature tooth loss, or problems related to accidents, pacifier use, or thumb sucking.

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