Orthodontic care for children
Although it is not a hard and fast rule, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children begin orthodontic treatment at the age of seven.
The orthodontist can diagnose and treat dental and jaw problems early and without surgery since most children have a mixture of baby and adult teeth by this age.
In order to aid in the alignment of your child’s permanent teeth, early treatment with an orthodontist enables them to:
Teeth crowding may be alleviated, permanent tooth extractions are postponed, and speech impediments like thumb sucking and stuttering are lessened with orthodontic treatment.
Parents may have a hard time determining whether or not their kid needs orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment may be necessary if your kid exhibits any of the following symptoms:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- A hard time chewing or biting food
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
- Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
- Teeth that come together abnormally, or do not come together at all
- Jaws and teeth that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
- Crowded front teeth around age seven or eight
For an orthodontic consultation, please contact our office. To ensure that your child’s smile is healthy and beautiful, begin treatment today.
Orthodontics for Teenagers
You’ve come to the right place if you’ve ever had a question regarding orthodontics.
Every teenager dreads hearing the words “You need braces!”.
Braces! At this point, what are your options?
No need to be alarmed at this point! When it comes to getting braces, you should not be intimidated. As a result, the variety of braces available now makes wearing them more enjoyable and less of a nuisance than they were before.
How long will I need to wear my braces?
The following variables heavily influence how long it takes to straighten your teeth with braces:
- Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor a child’s jaw growth and provide suggestions for further orthodontic treatment as required. Early orthodontic treatment is not appropriate for everyone; in certain cases, a patient may be recommended to postpone treatment.
- The amount of treatment necessary to treat a problem will determine how long it takes to heal. Therapy may have a different impact on each patient. While one patient may complete therapy in 12 months, another patient may need 24 months.
- YOU, at the helm! A patient’s rehabilitation time and the amount of work necessary to get the dazzling smile they want will both enter into their treatment plan. The length of time it takes to complete your orthodontic treatment is primarily impacted by your willingness to wear the braces provided by your orthodontist. Remember that taking care of your braces and other orthodontic equipment can help you finish your treatment quicker.
Prepare to be surprised!
At our office, you may choose from a variety of braces. Among the most prominent alternatives are:
- Ceramic braces
- Invisible braces
- Lingual braces
- Traditional metal braces
Orthodontic braces are a familiar sight in the life of many people your age. Braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, but modern braces make it simpler to look and feel great! Please contact our office to schedule a follow-up visit.
Orthodontics for adults
Orthodontic treatment is no longer limited to children and teenagers. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in every five orthodontic patients is above the age of 21. Adults seek therapy for several reasons, the most prevalent of which are a desire to better their health and appearance. Adults all around the globe are taking advantage of the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment, and you can, too.
Adults may seek orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons, including:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
- Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile
Adult Treatment Options
For many people, the thought of wearing metal braces is enough to put them off having orthodontic treatment. As a result, there are now several options for orthodontic treatment that are both nice and attractive. Braces are available in a range of forms and sizes:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
- Invisible braces
- Traditional metal braces
The distinction between adult orthodontics and pediatric and adolescent orthodontics:
When treating adults, adolescents, and teens, it is crucial to remember that their jawbones are still developing. For patients whose bones have ceased growing, orthognathic surgery to straighten the jawbones may be a possibility. Among the numerous versions are:
Adults are more vulnerable to gum recession or bone loss than children due to gingivitis or severe periodontal disease. Straighter teeth are less likely to suffer from gum disease.
When teeth wear down or are lost, they may shift into new positions that may only be corrected through orthodontic therapy. If one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth will shift and tilt, increasing the likelihood of gum disease and a bad bite.
Many people had orthodontic treatment as children or adolescents, but many never completed their treatment. This is a frequent issue. When they reach adulthood, they opt to continue their orthodontic treatment in order to get the healthy, beautiful smile they have always desired.
Adults and children need various amounts of attention and care, which we consider in our work. We’ll collaborate with you to ensure you receive the greatest care available, and we’ll do all we can to fulfill your needs.
What are the advantages of wearing braces?
Correctly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing and may help prevent other health issues.
Because of the advantages of a beautiful, straight smile, orthodontic treatment may boost your self-esteem and allow you to smile without inhibitions.
Leaving a mouth untreated may result in long-term health issues that may cost you more in the long run.
Contact our office to learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics. We understand your time restrictions and will do everything necessary to make each visit as convenient as possible.