Smiles for All Ages
The American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children should visit an orthodontist once they reach the age of seven. While, some children may not need treatment, there are several conditions that should be corrected as soon as possible to reduce and prevent future challenges.
Some of these conditions that should be corrected early include, but are not limited to:
- Early loss of baby teeth
- Oral habits (thumb or digit sucking)
- Front teeth that stick out, particularly if they affect the confidence of children
During your child’s initial consult, we can determine if any of these specific issues should be addressed early. Orthodontic treatments used at this stage can be used to correct a current issue, prevent a future problem or help direct the proper growth of the jawbone.
To find out if your child is a candidate for early treatment, schedule a consultation today.
Most of the conditions that can be corrected with braces are best commenced during the early teenage years due to the adolescent growth spurt and the eruption of most of the permanent teeth. Patients at this age are growing rapidly and we can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and alignment properly. Braces at this age can straighten the permanent teeth, assist in the correction of jaw alignment, and finish the correction of a patient’s bite.
Just like every person is different, treatment for every smile is different. Some conditions may take longer to correct than others. We will always do our very best to make sure that your treatment is not only appropriate for your specific needs, but that the treatment is completed in the most efficient way possible.
We want to act as partners with you in your pursuit of a better smile. Broken brackets, missed appointments, neglected oral hygiene and poor rubber band wear can increase the time that you are in braces.
Many adults are realizing that they can have a beautiful smile, no matter their age. Advancements in technology have been designed specifically for adults to help create a smile you’ll want to share with the world.
At Humphrey Orthodontics, we offer a wide variety of treatment options to meet your specific needs and desires. With the advances in orthodontic care we are confident that we can help you achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed about.
Your smile is a great asset and we want to help you achieve your best smile. Schedule your appointment today!