For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. But for Dr. Christopher Riolo and his expert orthodontic team, the correct function of your bite is just as important. A malocclusion, or bad bite, can cause serious problems over a lifetime if left untreated. Loss of tooth structure, TMJ problems and bone loss can occur if a malocclusion is not corrected before permanent damage occurs.
When it comes to the challenges and complexities of orthodontic treatment, most people prefer a specialist well trained and experienced. You can depend on Riolo Orthodontics for the best of both worlds: a well functioning bite and the smile of your life! Dr Riolo specializes in esthetic orthodontic solutions, such as braces behind the teeth so know one will know you are wearing them. Riolo Orthodontic is the leading provider of the Incognito bracket system in Seattle. You can find a number of video’s describing the Incognito system on this web site and in this blog.
An orthodontist completes several years of extensive training beyond dental school to become an expert at correcting jaw problems and straightening teeth. An orthodontist only practices orthodontics and treats hundreds of cases a year. An orthodontist doesn’t clean teeth, fill cavities, extract teeth or perform any of the routine procedures offered by your general dentist. It is not our area of expertise. So be sure to see your dentist every six months for cleaning and checkups while wearing braces.
Watch this video created by the American Association of Orthodontics. It discusses why you should choose an orthodontist when considering orthodontic treatment.