Today, orthodontic treatment is simple, convenient and affordable for patients of all ages, and an attractive smile is just one of the benefits. Orthodontic treatment results in correctly aligned teeth that provide ideal jaw function and a great-looking smile! Additionally, teeth are easier to clean and more resistant to gum disease. Perhaps most importantly, orthodontic treatment almost always improves self-confidence.
In accordance with the American Association of Orthodontists, we recommend that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early evaluation and diagnosis, children can achieve optimal orthodontic results. Early treatment provides a range of benefits and often means that a patient can avoid surgery or other serious complications. There is, of course, no age limit for orthodontic treatment as both children and adults benefit from orthodontics. As such, we offer orthodontic treatment for adults, too!
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Each patient’s orthodontic condition requires a treatment plan based on a specialized diagnosis of the case. The treatment process involves X-rays, dental impressions and photographs. Braces have one aim: to use gentle pressure to move teeth into proper alignment. Treatment time varies depending on the patient’s age, compliance with instructions, and the severity of the condition.