Orthodontics is the treatment of irregularities in teeth to give you or your child a healthy, beautiful smile. The majority of what we do is align teeth properly—using braces, Invisalign®, spacers, palatal expanders, or other tools—to help with chewing problems, brushing and flossing issues (which can lead to cavities or gum disease), issues where the teeth are digging into the gums or roof of the mouth, spacing problems that create pain or discomfort, and aesthetic issues—helping both kids and adults feel more confident with their smiles. Orthodontics can even help with speech impediments caused by tooth misalignment.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be screened by an orthodontist no later than age 7. This early evaluation allows us to make sure that the teeth and jaws are developing properly. If things are not progressing well, we can intercept some of these issues to keep them from becoming bigger problems later in life. If early treatment is needed (often called “phase one” treatment), we will explain the reasons and options and help you get on the road to a healthy smile!
Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?
We love working with patients of all ages! In fact, approximately one in four of our patients are adults. Are you an adult wondering about braces, Invisalign®, or retainers for yourself? It’s a good idea to get evaluated right away. Even if you aren’t ready to begin just yet, we’ll make sure you understand all your options.
If you’re ready for an evaluation, you can schedule your free consultation right away. We can’t wait to meet you!