Jason Aleman D.M.D., M.S., ABO
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.
If you had a choice, would you wear traditional braces on your teeth or clear aligners? If your answer is clear aligners, you’re not alone.
Invisalign is a system of thin, clear aligners used for straightening or realigning your teeth. As the name suggests, this product is designed to make orthodontic treatment “less conspicuous,” as the American Association ofOrthodontists puts it.
Although Invisalign aligners may not be completely invisible, these clear coverings fit tightly over your teeth and are much less noticeable than the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Contact us to schedule an exam to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign.