For All Ages

Orthodontics for Children

There is no set age for a person to begin dental treatment. However, age seven is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists. At this age, children should have both baby teeth and adult teeth so it would be easier to diagnose dental problems. Early treatment will do the following:

  • Correct the growth of the jaw
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Improve minor speech impediments
  • Lessen likelihood of future tooth extractions
  • Create space for crowded teeth

Parents need to be on the lookout for the following signs as they may cause future problems:

  • Disproportionate jaw and teeth
  • Delayed or late baby teeth loss
  • Difficulty chewing food
  • Crowded front teeth
  • Jaw popping
  • Finger sucking
  • Mouth breathing

Orthodontics for Teens

It has become fairly normal for young people to wear braces. Does your teen need one? How early? The following factors will determine the amount of time required for treatment:

  • Early treatment

This allows orthodontists to keep an eye on your jaw growth and recommend proper treatment if necessary.

  • Correction needed

This will determine the length of the process. Similarly, patients will have different reactions to each treatment and this will affect the process.

  • You

Your compliance to the treatment and the accompanying processes will play a role in the time required for the treatment. You need to do your part to aid the treatment!

The following are the common brace types:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces

Younger people may groan at the thought of wearing braces, but the braces of today have improved. Efficiency and aesthetic appeal no longer have to be mutually exclusive.

Orthodontics for Adults

Even adults need to take proper care of their teeth. It is necessary for overall wellbeing and it can help improve one’s confidence. Here are several reasons why adults want to receive treatment:

  • Malocclusion or incorrectly fitting teeth
  • Crowded or spaced teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Desire for a better smile and healthier gums

Most people are discouraged from receiving treatment when they need braces. However, technological developments have allowed for the creation of braces that are both aesthetic and comfortable. The following are types of braces for adults:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Clear braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Metal braces
  • Self-ligating braces

The main difference between adult and pediatric orthodontics lies in the development. For adults, the jawbones and teeth have stopped growing. Here are several other differences:

  • Bone or gum loss

Adults are more likely to experience gum recession and bone loss from periodontal disease. People will straight teeth are at lower risk of contracting gum disease.

  • Incomplete pediatric treatment

Most people underwent orthodontic treatment in their youth, but many people never saw it to completion. As adults, they may want to complete the initial treatment.

  • Missing or worn teeth

Teeth suffer through wear and tear in our daily lives, occasionally causing shifting that requires professional care. Missing teeth can also impact the position of the other teeth, possibly creating future problems.

We recognize that children and adults require a different level of attention and care. We guarantee that you will receive the appropriate treatment for your needs. The following are reasons why you should consider orthodontic treatment:

  • Beautiful smile

Proper treatment can help increase self-esteem, which will help give you a better quality of life!

  • Straight, healthy teeth

It will be easier to care for straight teeth and you will be able to prevent future health issues.

  • Untreated mouths can cause problems

Neglecting orthodontic care can be more costly in the long run. Save yourself the money, time, and pain!

If you wish to learn more about orthodontics, feel free to contact us and set an appointment. We understand that you have certain responsibilities and other engagements. For this reason, we promise that we will do our best to make the appointment as convenient as possible.

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