For Children and Adults
Orthodontics for Children
It's best for the orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and it is the best time for that patient to be treated. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. When treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. We have successfully treated hundreds of adult patients, making the experience a pleasant and rewarding one.
Adult orthodontic treatment usually requires less visible braces and shorter treatment times than adolescents. Clear braces or Invisalign is often the treatment of choice for our adult patients.
Treatment of adult patients often requires close coordination between our orthodontic office and the general dentist or periodontist who may be providing additional treatment.
Our office has over 20 years of experience in this interdisciplinary type or treatment and will coordinate your care to minimize your treatment time and optimize your results for the perfect smile.