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Braces and Orthodontists in Owasso

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When it comes to Owasso orthodontists, there are three orthodontists at a clinic called Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics who take the cake, sort of speak, when it comes to ensuring that you have the best smile you possibly can. Orthodontic work is quite simply the rearrangement of teeth to ensure that they are aligned properly for proper aesthetics and function. However, the orthodontists at Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics also specialize in dental facial pediatric care. This means that they also along with correcting crooked teeth help to ensure that your child’s facial growth and development is properly progressing. Both of these things together will ensure a proper bite and tooth alignment. To schedule your free consultation call 918-747-1346.

When it comes to ensuring that your kids have the best chance at success in this world having properly formed teeth and facial bone structures is right towards the top. From a societal point of view, we are judged, whether we like it or not, by our appearance. When our teeth are crooked or discolored or are face does not give an impression of being healthy and robust we are viewed as a lesser individual. Again, it doesn’t matter if you agree with that or not it simply is how we are wired as a society. We want to work with and meet with people who are robust and healthy. Few things give this appearance better than a healthy smile, with healthy teeth, and a properly formed facial bone structure.

This is exactly what the Owasso orthodontists at Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics do day in and day out. They will ensure that your child reaches their full potential when it comes to proper tooth alignment and facial bone structure. This will give them a step up when it comes to being successful in life. Not only does this help society see them as healthy and robust but it also gives them a boost in confidence. They will see themselves in a better light if they have strong, healthy, and straight teeth. They will see themselves healthy if they have a strong jaw line and facial bone structure that is symmetrical and properly formed.

This is why the three Owasso orthodontists at Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics are so passionate about what they do. They understand the repercussions of what they do or what they don’t do. They want to ensure that every single child has the opportunity to live out their life in the best way possible. They know that they can play a significant role in making this happen. This is why they offer a free evaluation and x-ray so that you can get in and understand exactly what your child needs.

To ensure that your child has the best chance of success and reaches their full potential as a human being make sure that they are developing their facial bone structure properly. You also want to make sure that they are taking care of the health of their teeth and that they have straight strong teeth. These two things will help to ensure that society sees them in a more positive light and that they have a higher confidence level to go out and succeed.

Types of Orthodontics

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There are many different types of orthodontic work a person may need. So when you’re looking for Owasso orthodontists you want to have some type of an idea of exactly what type of orthodontist you are looking for. The orthodontists at Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics specialize in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. There are other professionals that specialize in surgical orthodontics performed; they are calling oral surgeons. It depends on what you’re issues are for who is going to be best able to treat you. The best way to find out is to schedule a free consultation with Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics so they can best guide you to the person who is going to be able to help you. To schedule your consultation call 918-747-1346.

Your general orthodontist is simply going to rearrange your teeth and get them lined up where they should be. If you have crooked teeth and no other issues, then your general orthodontist is probably going to be the person that you’ll see. He will put some braces on you or some other appliance to help align your teeth to make sure that they are straight, and your bite is properly formed.  General orthodontists quite simply reposition your teeth for optimal function and aesthetics.

Your surgical orthodontists do the same thing except for they take it to a slightly different level. Surgical orthodontists, oral surgeons, work to fix functionality in the jaw to ensure proper chewing, speaking, breathing, and facial appearance. So whereas your general orthodontist straightens your teeth your surgical orthodontist, oral surgeon, straightens your jaw. Most often when you are working on a person’s jaw, you are also going to be working on their teeth as their teeth are likely to to move with their jaw. Therefore, often braces are also applied when working on a person’s jaw.

A surgical orthodontist is most often only needed when a patient’s bones have stopped growing. This is typically going to be you’re adult patient. Adult patients will get surgical orthodontic work by an oral surgeon when they have aesthetic issues that they want to fix about the jaw, or they have bite misalignments. The oral surgeon and the orthodontist will work together to ensure that as the jaw is reshaped the teeth are put into proper alignment.

The other type of orthodontic work that the three Owasso orthodontists at Kirkpatrick and Lai Orthodontics specializing in is dentofacial pediatric orthodontics. The dentofacial pediatrics helps to ensure that a child’s facial bone structures are growing properly. If the facial bone structures are not growing properly, and disfigurement or sub-optimal bone structure could develop which could lead ultimately to the need for surgical orthodontics down the road. This is why it is extremely important to be able to catch these types of issues early and have them seen by a dental facial pediatric orthodontist as soon as possible.

Often, just like the surgical orthodontics, dental facial pediatrics is paired with braces. Braces simply make sure that the teeth are aligned properly as any other procedure is taking place.