Orthodontics for Children
Early Orthodontic Treatment Benefits
When you start orthodontics treatment in early childhood, you can experience plenty of benefits, such as:
Does Your Child Need to See an Orthodontist?
It can be difficult to tell whether your child needs to visit an orthodontist. However, there are a few indicators that orthodontic treatment may be necessary:
Orthodontics for Teens
Thanks to new advancements in orthodontic technology, orthodontic appliances are more comfortable, effective, and subtle than ever before. The teenage years are the perfect time to correct dental issues like crooked or crowded teeth.
How Long Does a Teen Need to Wear Braces?
The length of your treatment will depend on a few key factors:
Early treatment—With early treatment, orthodontists can monitor your jaw growth and recommend further treatment if they deem it necessary. However, not every patient will receive early treatment. Some patients are encouraged to wait for treatment instead.
The issue that needs correcting— Not only does the specific issue and severity of your case affect treatment time, but everyone also responds to treatment differently. For every individual case, it will take a different amount of time to complete treatment.
Your dedication— For treatment to work as effectively as possible, you will need to be dedicated to the process. Be sure to use and take care of your orthodontic appliances, as it will make your treatment time even shorter!
Styles of Braces
Many teens have cosmetic concerns when it comes to wearing braces, which we completely understand! Fortunately, there is now a wide variety of braces to choose from, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and invisible braces. You won’t have to worry about looking and feeling stylish!
Orthodontics for Adults
You may see orthodontic treatment as something for children and teenagers, but it’s actually very common for adults as well! Whether you’re looking to improve your health or achieve the perfect smile, seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult is a great step to take.
Why Get Treatment as an Adult?
There are several reasons you may want to seek treatment as an adult, including:
Treatment Options for Adults
You may be wary about having braces as an adult, but there’s no need to worry. Today’s treatment options are varied and offer plenty of different ways to meet your orthodontic needs. There are several types of braces to choose from, including clear, ceramic, self-ligating, invisible, or traditional metal braces.
Adult Orthodontics vs. Child and Teen Orthodontics
The primary difference between adult and child/teen orthodontics is the growth of the jawbone. In our younger patients, the jawbone is still growing and developing, unlike in adults. If the jawbones need to be realigned at this point, you may need orthognathic surgery. There are also several other differences, including:
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