The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be seen by an orthodontic specialist by age 7. By then, your child’s teeth have developed enough to where subtle problems can be detected with jaw growth and emerging teeth.
Did you know that one out of every five orthodontic patients are over the age of 21? If you missed the opportunity as a child, you can still reap the benefits of an improved smile today. In addition to traditional braces, we offer several options that may be a better fit for your lifestyle.
For some patients, orthodontic treatment is best completed in one phase after most of the permanent teeth are present. However, there are times when it is appropriate to do two phases of treatment. Early treatment, or a first phase of treatment, can serve as an intervention for developing problems, particularly with the jaw, while also offering esthetic benefits. While a second phase of treatment may be required, it could be minimized thanks to the first phase of early treatment.