Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the main reason for orthodontic treatment. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel.  Functionally, teeth that meet properly “work” better without causing any damage to other teeth, joints or muscles.

The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

Orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or fixed, such as brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position.

Holmdel Orthodontics wants you to feel comfortable and confident about your entire orthodontic experience. We are here to provide you friendly service, in a comfortable atmosphere, along with high quality orthodontic care. When your treatment is complete, you will be very ecstatic about your smile and it will reflect in your self-confidence