For All Ages
ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN
The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that children contact the orthodontist around the age of seven, however no specific age can be assigned to the start of orthodontic treatment.
It’s simpler for the orthodontist to detect some issues at this age since most youngsters have a combination of baby teeth and adult teeth.
EARLY TREATMENT ALLOWS YOUR ORTHODONTIST TO:
- Your child’s permanent teeth will grow in straighter if you aid him or her with his or her jaw growth.
- Prevent excessively narrow or excessively wide arches.
- Allow crowded teeth to fit in more comfortably.
- Take care of your teeth now so that you don’t have to deal with a permanent tooth extraction later in life.
- Use these tips to help correct thumb-sucking and increase your ability to speak.
If you’re a parent, it might be difficult to tell if your child needs orthodontic care.
IF YOU SEE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS IN YOUR CHILD, IT MIGHT BE TIME TO TAKE HIM OR HER TO SEE AN ORTHODONTIST:
- Baby teeth falling out early or late
- Biting or chewing food is difficult for you
- Breathing via the mouth
- Sucking on one’s fingers or thumb
- Teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or obstructed.
- When opening and shutting, the jaws generate a popping or clicking noise.
- Teeth that don’t come together at all or that come together unnaturally.
- When the jaws and teeth are out of proportion to the face.
- Front teeth get crowded about age seven or eight.
Please call our office to set up an orthodontic examination appointment.
ORTHODONTICS FOR TEENS
A complete guide to braces, retainers, and everything else that to know regarding orthodontics!
You want to straighten your teeth and get a sparkly smile but you hate the thought of braces?
Relax! Putting on braces isn’t quite as terrifying as you may assume. Having braces now is far more convenient, comfortable, and fashionable than it was in the past, because to the wide choice of designs, materials, and colors available.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WEAR BRACES?
If you have braces, the length of time it will take to straighten your teeth varies on a combination of three factors:
Early treatment enables orthodontists to keep track of a child’s jaw growth and provide recommendations for additional orthodontic treatment as needed. Not everyone is eligible for early orthodontic treatment; in some situations, a patient may be advised to postpone treatment.
The length of time it takes to fix a condition depends on the quantity of therapy required. Treatments might have varied effects on various people. One patient may finish treatment in 12 months, while another patient may need 24 months. In order to have the smile you’ve always wanted, treatment timeframes might vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is required.
When it comes to how long your orthodontic treatment will take, your commitment to use the appliances provided by your orthodontist is critical. Your treatment time will be shorter if you take good care of your braces and other equipment.
BRACES YOUR WAY!
There is a wide range of braces to select from at our office. Among the most popular choices are:
- Ceramic braces
- Invisible braces
- Metal braces with colors
Many people your age use braces for orthodontic reasons and look stylish doing it! Having straight teeth is now a piece of cake thanks to modern braces. Make an appointment for an orthodontic checkup at our office.
ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS
Adults can benefit from braces, too. Twenty percent of orthodontic patients are above the age of 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. For many individuals, the need of preserving their health and their desire to look better are reasons enough to seek orthodontic treatment. Don’t wait any longer and book your complimentary consultation for adult orthodontics today!
COMMON REASONS WHY ADULTS CONSIDER ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Teeth are crowded or spaced too far apart, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease
- Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Improved oral health and a more confident smile
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ADULTS
Many adults avoid orthodontic treatment out of fear of wearing braces. Today, there are many treatment options that are suitable of adults. This range of braces and clear aligners that are both pleasant and aesthetically pleasing. Invisible braces include:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Traditional metal braces
- Clear aligners
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADULT ORTHODONTICS AND ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS:
- Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Due to gingivitis or severe periodontal disease, adults are more prone than children to suffer from gum recession and bone loss. Gingivitis is more common in patients with crooked teeth.
- Worn or missing teeth — The only method to restore teeth that have moved and been worn down over time is through orthodontic therapy. Gum disease is more likely, as well as having a bad bite, if one or more teeth are missing.
- Orthodontic treatment as a teen — Your teeth may have shifted since you were a kid or adolescent, despite the fact that you had orthodontic treatment.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
- Straight teeth are healthy teeth — Teeth that are correctly aligned are less difficult to keep clean, making it easier to floss and brush regularly.
- A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment is the catalyst you need to have the self-confidence and quality of life you deserve!
- Mouths left untreated can get worse — In the long run, putting off orthodontic treatment might lead to health issues that will be more expensive in the long run.
Make an appointment with our office to discover all of the advantages of getting orthodontic treatment as an adult. We are sensitive to your time constraints and will do all we can to make each appointment as convenient as possible.Back to Top