The goal of treatment by Dr. Norma Chou is to produce attractive teeth with a good bite meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw. As an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Chou will develop an orthodontic treatment plan to correct your tooth alignment and this can make it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. It can also enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may improve self-esteem.
Orthodontic treatment is part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. Dr. Chou says that with good dental care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth should last a lifetime.
Dr. Chou treats patients of all ages from children, teenagers to adults. In younger patients who are still growing, treatment can yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth. For this reason, early orthodontic evaluation is important.
A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy benefits that come from orthodontic treatment. Age is not a barrier for orthodontic treatment; teeth can be moved at any age as long as the patient, teeth and gums are healthy.