When do I start?
Let’s talk about the kids first. At age seven, we can start to spot and predict orthodontic issues. When the adult teeth start emerging, a child’s bone structure is flexible enough for early dentition and preventative orthodontics to have a real effect.
Most kids start around age 12, when the adult teeth have fully emerged but the child has yet to hit a big growth spurt. All that being said, it’s never too late for a new smile. Advancements in treatment and new low-visibility options allow for comfortable and inconspicuous care for people of any age.
How long does it take?
Well, that’s on a case-by-case basis. It depends on your treatment needs and your cooperation in treatment. Typically braces are worn from 6-24 months and you’d come see us every six to eight weeks for a check in and adjustments. At your individualized consultation, we will give you the timeline that is right for your needs.
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Types of treatment
Invisalign is a series of removable, custom-made clear aligners engineered to gradually shift your teeth into a straight and beautiful smile. You can take them out to eat, and they couldn’t be easier to clean.
Ceramic brackets are a less visible alternative to traditional braces. They’re virtually clear, so all you see is the wire.
These are the traditional brackets you’re probably thinking of when you think “braces”. Plot twist, the new ones are a little smaller and have a lower profile, so there won’t be quite as much metal in the mouth and they’re much more comfortable.