Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures that greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most adventageous time to begin treatment.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater oppurtunity for more effective treatment. Prudent interevention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic invtervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal. Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
- Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
- Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
- Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- Preserving space for unerupted teeth
- Reducing the need for tooth removal
- Reducing treatment time with braces
Give your child a head start on a great smile!
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. Adult orthodontic treatment is very common and one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. You’ll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle. The new techniques and appliances the orthodontists at Simon Orthodontic Centers use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options at Simon Orthodontic Centers include metal braces and translucent braces. As many of our adult patients would say, it’s never too late to have a beautiful smile! Imagine the smile you really want - at any age. Your adult orthodontic problem may still be correctable. That’s because orthodontic braces forces and move teeth the same way for a 40-year-old as a 10-year-old. Dr. Simon can help you achieve the straight, attractive, confident smile you’ve always wanted. Simon Orthodontic Centers offer several esthetically acceptable braces for adults.
- Crooked teeth
- Overbite, deepbite & buckteeth
- Space closure
- Relapse of previous orthodontic treatment
So if you have avoided orthodontic care because you think you’re too old for braces or your smile is beyond help, talk the team at Simon Orthodontic Centers.