Crooked, unevenly spaced, or misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. This makes them more prone to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and provide a more attractive appearance. A straight, healthy smile helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image.

Conditions Treated with Orthodontics

  • Diastema: A diastema is a large gap between teeth
  • Overjet: When your upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth
  • Underbite: When your lower teeth stick out further than your upper teeth
  • Overlapping Teeth
  • Crowded or Crooked Teeth
  • Rotated Teeth
  • Impacted Teeth: Teeth that remain stuck in gum tissue or bone 

The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your plan. During your consultation with Dr. Bessey or Dr. Gonzales, we will discuss your options. Once you select your treatment, we will estimate its length.

Some factors can affect the duration of your treatment. Some of these include:

  • Early Orthodontic Intervention: If you had early intervention, some steps have already been completed. This may shorten the time you need for this treatment.
  • Type of Treatment: Depending on your needs, you may have braces, elastics, aligners, or other options. Which treatment you receive will affect its length.
  • Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your treatment to work more quickly.

At Hockley Dental, we offer advanced solutions such as traditional braces and Invisalign. To get started on your healthier, more beautiful smile, contact our office for a consultation.



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