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

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.


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Ceramic

Ceramic brackets are a less visible alternative to traditional braces. They’re virtually clear, so all you see is the wire.


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Metal

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.