Early Orthodontic Treatment (7-11 years old)
According to the American Association of Orthodontists all children should have an orthodontic check-up around the age of 7 . Early diagnosis of skeletal problems, facial disharmonies and space problems is of major importance for an optimum treatment outcome. Orthopaedic treatment is applied to correct problems associated with the jaw’s bone structure and the face. This kind of treatment is unique as it can redirect the growth of the jaws depending on the nature of the problem. There is a variety of orthopaedic appliances and orthodontic treatments available for early treatment. Maxillary expansion achieves the widening of narrow upper arched. Facemask corrects negative overjet by protraction of the maxilla, and Twinblock achieves mandibular advancement for retrusive mandible. Braces are also used in some cases of children when they appear to have severe space problems.
Orthodontic Treatment for Teenagers (11-18 years old)
Teenagers often need orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and achieve facial aesthetic harmony. Around the age of 11-13 the deciduous teeth are replaced by permanent ones, and therefore, this is the ideal time to begin the orthodontic treatment, if needed. Since, orthodontic problems become more severe with age, it is of outmost importance to be treated on time. Whether we use standard metal braces, clear braces, or appliances, like palatal expanders, we can create an improved appearance and function in a short period of time. The majority of teenagers choose to use metal braces with colour elastics making the orthodontic experience more fun. As we reach adulthood the bones of the face and jaw become fully developed and as a result orthodontic problems become more difficult to treat. When it’s done, you’ll have a smile that you can really be proud of and benefit for the rest of your life.
Orthodontic Treatment for Everyone (18-65+ years old)
Nowadays, people of all ages want to have a nice smile and is now possible to get healthy teeth straightened no matter the age of the individual. Never before have there been so many ways to have your teeth straighten. An adult can now receive a treatment with discrete aesthetic options like clear aesthetic braces, lingual braces and invisible aligners. There are several reasons that an adult may need to undergo orthodontic treatment. Some people had an orthodontic treatment when younger but stopped wearing the retainers and their teeth moved. Adults often develop gum problems that may cause their teeth to become loose and drift. Tooth loss creates the need for dental implants but in some cases space needs to be recreated. The majority of adults simply want a nice smile. A nice smile has no age limitations and everybody should have a chance for it, improving their self-confidence!