Though many people assume that braces are for teenagers, braces are tools for health and confidence—at any age! Using orthodontics, we can improve your jaw, teeth, and bite—whether you are 7 or 70. There are many benefits that come with having an aligned smile at every age, including…
- Better dental hygiene
- Improved speech or chewing
- A confident, beautiful smile
- Reduced discomfort or pain
- Your smile over time
As you get older, your smile, teeth, and jaw change. Children transition from baby to adult teeth and undergo jaw and facial growth. Without orthodontic treatment, this process can leave teeth crowded or the jaw and bite misaligned. As an adult, the jaw narrows over time and teeth will shift. Without orthodontic intervention, this can lead to a narrower dental arch and crowded, crooked teeth—even if your smile was aligned when you were younger.
Braces for kids
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist at age 7. This allows our team to work with your child’s natural growth and set up their smile, jaw, and teeth for success. With two-phase treatment and appliances like palatal expanders, we can expand the dental arch, prevent crowded teeth, and lower the odds that your child may need more intensive treatments or extractions.
Braces for teens
These days, every teenager wants a beautiful, social-media-worthy smile. But few would want to have the clunky, painful traditional braces of the past. Fortunately, these days, orthodontic technology is more efficient, comfortable, and less noticeable than ever. Depending on your teen’s smile needs, we also offer clear aligners, like Invisalign® Teen, which are virtually invisible and fully removable.
Braces for adults
Today, nearly one in four orthodontic patients is an adult! Whether you stopped wearing your retainer and need to correct your smile or if you have never visited the orthodontist, we are delighted to care for you! Having an aligned smile delivers many cosmetic and health improvements. Using clear aligners, as well as tooth-colored or metal, self-ligating braces, we can deliver a discreet and healthy smile transformation for life.
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If you are ready to discover how orthodontics can help you or your child, book a free consultation with our team today!