Right Age

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children see an orthodontist as early as age 7, and even earlier if a parent or the family dentist discovers a problem. The timing of orthodontic treatment is extremely important and can greatly affect the treatment results. Since no two patients are alike, there is no specific age that is best to begin treatment.

Early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, and prevent more serious problems from developing. Our goal is to reduce treatment time in full braces and to provide the best and most stable results possible. Early treatment by an orthodontic specialist is frequently easier on the child and more economical for you. While people tend to associate orthodontics with children, over 25% of orthodontic patients are adults. Today's less noticeable braces have contributed to this increase in popularity. New techniques and materials now allow extended intervals between appointments to make treatment more convenient than ever.

Children of all ages and adults can fully appreciate the return on investment for orthogontic care. A great smile, improved self-confidence and better dental health is well worth the cost.