Did you know that Orthodontic treatment (braces or Invisalign®) can improve your overall health? It can also improve one’s self-image of themselves, and lead to increased confidence and happiness.
Dental, General Health and Function
Teeth in malocclusion are hard to clean and maintain and may lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Other orthodontic problems can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, speech problems, difficulty in chewing, or undesirable wear of the temporomandibular joints. Some malocclusions, such as maxillary teeth that protrude, can increase the possibility of fracture due to trauma.
When Should Treatment Begin (Early Orthodontic Treatment)?
Each patient or child is different. There is no CORRECT answer to when treatment needs to begin. The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that every child get an orthodontic checkup by age 7 — or earlier if an orthodontic problem is detected by parents, the family dentist or the child’s physician. In some cases, early intervention utilizing the patient’s growth can often make corrective treatment faster and easier, and lead to far less problems down the road.
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age! Many adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve their smile, and/or increase function to support good oral health.
If your goal is to have a great-looking smile, we’d love to help! Please give us a call and schedule your Orthodontic consultation. We look forward to working with you and your family!