Shift Your Smile Into Alignment
The Beauty of Braces goes Far Beyond Cosmetics! Properly Aligned Teeth will not only enhance your image and boost your self-confidence but will also have a profound impact on your overall health and wellbeing. When teeth are out of alignment they are more susceptible to unnecessary wear and grinding. This often leads to issues with the Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) and is very often attributed to chronic headaches and even problems with chewing.According to the American Dental Association properly aligned teeth are statistically less susceptible to trauma and injury as well as much less likely to fracture. Not to mention, properly positioned teeth are much easier to brush and floss.
While it is never too late to achieve beautiful straight teeth with braces, we strongly recommend an early orthodontic evaluation. This allows earlier detection of problems and helps to ensure a more predictable course of treatment. We strongly recommend children age 7 be seen for evaluation. This is simply because by age 7 the first molars are erupted and we can evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side relationship of the teeth. It is at this time that we would diagnose the presence of an overbite, open-bite, gummy smile and/or crowding. By pre-emptively intervening with orthodontic treatment we can reduce the treatment time with braces and in some cases even eliminate the need for tooth removal!
While there are advantages to having orthodontic treatment as a child getting braces as an adult has never been easier! New technologies such as Invisalign® and Invisalign® Express significantly reduce treatment times, the frequency of visits and discomfort once associated with having braces. In fact, a large portion of our orthodontic patients are adults! Give us a call to find out how we can help you improve the health of your teeth and gums as well as your appearance and self-esteem!