At Markham Orthodontics, we love making our patients laugh while we create their healthy new smile!
Everyone at our practice, Dr. David Markham, Dr. Steven Scott and our team members, are passionate about orthodontics. We know the difference by having straight teeth makes in a person’s life, and we love helping make that happen.
Ours is a practice where we focus on each person’s clinical needs, along with their timeline and smile goals. Our doctors have extensive experience, and work one-to-one with our patients and families. Every day, we help people improve their self-confidence. Even better, orthodontic changes mean improved oral health and a great smile, for life!
Markham Orthodontics Offers Complimentary Consultations at our Sacramento, Gold River and Auburn Offices.
To learn more about the smile-creating care we offer, and to schedule a consultation for a loved one or yourself, please call.
An orthodontist is a doctor who specializes in teeth and jaw alignment. They’ve received the same instruction as general dentists but have undergone additional studies and practice to specialize in this field.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include properly aligned teeth, bite, and improved overall oral health. In addition, patients that undergo orthodontic treatment for esthetic reasons show improved self-confidence.
The length of orthodontic treatment varies depending on the severity of each patient’s malocclusion; some patients take as little as 6 months while others have to dedicate 2 years to it. Each smile is unique, and your orthodontic treatment might take longer or shorter than someone else’s.
According to the Mayo Clinic, traditionally, treatment with dental braces begins when a child has lost most of their baby teeth and their permanent teeth have erupted. However, children should first visit an orthodontist around age 7.
Orthodontic emergencies are not life-threatening situations. You can even wait for a couple of days as you coordinate your next visit to your orthodontist. However, if you notice painful swelling or heavy bleeding, you should go to an emergency care center as soon as possible and then notify your orthodontist.
Orthodontists correct bites and straighten teeth for a living. This means that they have more experience than general dentists in improving the appearance and function of your smile. General dentists are better for maintaining overall oral health because they look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and more.
You can always call our office or follow the link above to schedule an appointment with us. Schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a beautiful and healthy smile. We have 3 great locations where you can get treatment; choose the one that fits you best!