Orthodontics (Traditional and Ceramic Braces, and Invisalign)
Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends
that children have an initial evaluation by the age of
7. Why? Because it is the ideal time to evaluate
skeletal development and to identify the position of the
permanent teeth. Each child’s needs are unique. For
some, it is best to begin treatment before all of the
permanent teeth have come in – this is called Phase I /
Interceptive Treatment. For others, it makes more sense
to wait until the permanent teeth are fully erupted.
Starting orthodontic treatment at the right time will
ensure excellent results and shorten treatment time.
Phase I treatment, when indicated, may reduce the
possibility of removing permanent teeth in order to
correct overcrowding. It lowers the risk of trauma to
protruded front teeth, guides jaw growth and permanent
teeth into more favorable positions, manages crowding
and spacing problems, corrects harmful habits,
eliminates abnormal swallowing or speech problems, and
it can improve appearance and self-esteem.
Orthodontics for Adults
More and more adults are having orthodontic treatment
to correct crowded teeth and many adults need
orthodontic treatment as part of interdisciplinary
dental care. 20% of orthodontic patients are over the
age of 21. Modern orthodontic appliances—braces—are less
obtrusive and adults are more willing to wear them.
Clear ceramic braces and clear aligners are options
available to adults with concerns about aesthetics while
undergoing orthodontic treatment. Success of orthodontic
treatment is independent of age.
- Orthodontics for children and adolescents
- Orthodontics for adults
- Orthodontics in conjunction with orthognathic
- Limited treatment
- Clear and traditional braces
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