Evaluation: dental or skeletal?

A candidate for orthodontics will likely be referred by a general dentist to an orthodontist for evaluation. A general dentist may use a set of dental casts to gauge the severity of a patient’s malocclusion, but an orthodontist will also take photos of the patient’s facial profile as well as the inside of his/her mouth.

Finally, once X-rays ascertain the extent of the misalignment and determine if the cause is dental or skeletal, the next step will be for the orthodontist to proceed with the treatment.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.