Many people seek orthodontic treatment to improve their smile. We recognize this as an important request since feeling good about yourself is a basic need. Aligning your teeth into a pleasant smile is something we do well but orthodontic treatment is much more. The health of your teeth in life, which hopefully is very long, also depends on how they function. Just like any other mechanical system, if teeth fit together properly they last longer. We know how to fix bad bites so your teeth have a better chance to last a lifetime. Also teeth that are arranged properly helps maintain the health of your gums and jaw bones. We are friendly to your gums.
Your first visit to Richard U. Mattson DMD, PA, establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you. During the first visit, we make sure to obtain important background information, like your medical history, and give you time to get to know your doctor. You can even save some time at your first visit by printing out and completing the patient form(s) in advance of your appointment.