There’s no exact age for orthodontic treatment to begin, but the American Association of Orthodontists recommend visiting a dentist for an examination and treatment around the age of 7. At this age, children are likely to have both baby teeth and adult teeth. Diagnosing and correcting tooth as well as jaw problems before surgery is required.
Early treatment is the best option to make sure your child’s teeth are healthy and straight. It allows your dentist to guide teeth and create space in the mouth, correct thumb-sucking behaviors, regulate the arches in the mouth, and prevent the need to extract teeth in the future.
Teens can dread the thought of getting braces, but there are a variety of colors, styles, and materials that make them look appealing and feel more comfortable than braces of the past. If you’re wondering how long it would take to complete treatment, then speak with us for an accurate estimation of the time that it would take for your teeth to look beautiful and straight.
The severity of your situation as well as your commitment to using your appliances correctly make a large difference in how long treatment takes. Some patients require only 12 months of orthodontic treatment while others may wear appliances for 24 months or more. Taking care of your braces makes treatment go much faster, so follow your dentist’s plan.
Orthodontic treatment is not just for teens. It’s for adults as well. In fact, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are over 21 years old. More adults are receiving treatment for orthodontic issues due to a new widespread understanding of oral health. Treatment options for adults are varied and include:
Orthodontic treatment from our dentists keep your teeth healthy and straight so that they are easier to clean when brushing or flossing. Your smile will be beautiful, and you can be confident in your teeth after treatment has been completed. Without it, your dental issues could become worse and cost more to correct.