It’s not uncommon for patients to have teeth that aren’t perfectly straight. However, when your smile begins to get in the way of your confidence and ability to keep it properly clean, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment. We typically recommend having children come in for their first orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven. However, it’s never too late to consider braces and clear aligners, and this is why we recommend orthodontic treatment to adults who need it as well.
WHY WOULD ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT BE NEEDED?
Crowding, misalignment, spacing and malocclusion problems can have a serious impact on your confidence and ability to care for your teeth. It might even be impossible to get floss between teeth that are crooked, which can cause issues with tooth decay, gingivitis and even gum disease. When your teeth are straight and beautiful, you’ll feel better about your appearance and will be more likely to smile. We can do a comprehensive evaluation to help you find out what is the proper orthodontic treatment and referral for you!
Who is a good candidate for Orthodontics?
We will examine your teeth to determine if and when you'd benefit the most from orthodontic treatment. There is no right age when it comes to having the work done. For parents, it's a good idea to bring children in for their first orthodontic consultation around the time they are seven to nine years old. For adults, it's never too late to start loving how your smile looks.
What happens during Orthodontic treatment?
First and foremost, we will perform an examination, take x-rays and provide you with a consultation. We will discuss orthodontic options available to you so that you can choose what works best for your needs and budget. We will work closely with you when it comes to choosing the system that is right for your smile goals. You can then expect to come in regularly to have adjustments or new aligners made over the course of treatment. Your treatment can take anywhere from just a few months to about two to three years depending on what type of work is needed.
If you think you would benefit from orthodontic treatment and want to learn more, call the office today so that one of our staff members can further assist you.