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Orthodontics is the name for that fantastic branch of dentistry which turns bad bites into good bites. And no, that’s not a plug for making your food taste better. It’s about the contact between your upper and lower teeth. Straight teeth are more than just visually appealing; they can meet properly to make chewing, speaking and cleaning your teeth easier.

Here are some examples of common teeth problems for which to see an orthodontist:

-Crowded teeth or teeth that are spaced too far apart
-Protruding teeth
-A disproportionate overbite
-An extreme underbite
-Other bite issues

Orthodontists have the knowledge and tools to make any crooked smile straight. They also have patience; these issues take time to fix. Braces are usually the main orthodontic appliance. Braces are composed of wires and brackets that your orthodontist will use to slowly push and pull your teeth into alignment. Retainers, headgear and aligners are other examples of possible long-term appliances your orthodontist might recommend.

If you want to know more about what orthodontics can do for you, call Bartlett & Alexander Orthodontics at 518-793-8511 in Queensbury, New York. We’ll answer all your questions and help you come up with an affordable payment plan. Dr. Steven Alexander and his capable staff have the education and experience to turn your smile into perfection.