Orthodontics involves the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of improper bites, caused by tooth or jaw misalignment. Although most people associate Orthodontics with the teenage years, patients of all ages can benefit from treatment.
It is recommended that children have their first orthodontic assessment by age seven, however, intervention at an even earlier age may be required in some cases. For this reason, children should be monitored on an ongoing basis during regular dentalexams. Recent trends show that despite children comprising the majority of Orthodontic patients, 30% of patients being treated with Orthodontic appliances are adults.
Advancements in modern orthodontics allow us to provide more variation than ever for effective treatment. The array of options minimizes discomfort and offers discreet appearance. From traditional braces to removable appliances, there are choices for every patient.