The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an orthodontic examination by age 7, with most orthodontic patients beginning treatment between the ages of 9 and 13. Early diagnosis and treatment can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, potentially preventing future complications such as tooth extraction or jaw surgery. Some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention include:
Early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth
Difficulty in chewing or biting
Breathing through the mouth
Crowded or crooked teeth
Jaws that are too far forward or back
Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth
Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet or meet in an adnormal way
Jaws that are to far forward or back
An unbalanced facial appearance
Grinding or clenching of teeth
Our Doctors believe that a relaxed , fun office atmosphere is the best way to approach orthodontic problems in children. It is our goal that your kids will have a pleasant experience at our offices with a minimal amount of discomfort.
Orthodontic problems can be corrected in adulthood as well, as long as the patient is in stable dental health. More and more adults are choosing to improve their oral health and smile with orthodontic treatment. More esthetic treatment options, such as ceramic (tooth-colored) braces and invisalign. are available to patients today. Our Doctors assesses each patient individually and each treatment plan is uniquely developed for your treatment goals. it’s never too late to improve your oral health and smile!