• The Best Orthodontic Treatment in the Vancouver, WA Area

  • According to the American Association of Orthodontists, approximately 80 percent of American teenagers are presently undergoing orthodontic treatment.

    One of the reasons for this high number of youth being involved with correcting malocclusions, is the increased availability of treatment. There are however other theories.

    For many years, oral health professionals believed that crooked teeth were an evolutionary result of the change in Western diets from raw, wild foods to soft, processed foods.  This theory is unfounded and not true.

    Malocclusion or crooked teeth are caused by a number of different circumstances.

    • Parents with crooked teeth and malformed jaws are more likely to have children with malocclusions
    • Ill-fitting or poorly-executed dental restorations such as fillings and crowns can cause teeth to become crooked
    • Baby teeth that fell out early
    • Gingivitis
    • Jaw that is too small to accommodate all the adult teeth
    • Thumb sucking or using a pacifier for too long

    Fortunately we have many solutions for crooked teeth. At your first appointment, Dr. Croft will be able to determine what the best course of action is for you or your child.

    Columbia Orthodontics is in three great location; Salmon Creek, Cascade Park, and our newest one in Battle Ground.

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