Why is Orthodontics important?
Orthodontic treatment is not only about achieving a nice straight smile; there are other benefits as well. These include:
Physical health: better tooth and jaw function, improved chewing and digestion
Emotional health: Improved self-image and a boost in self-esteem
Dental health: improved access for brushing and flossing which will in turn reduce chances of decay, gingivitis and periodontal bone loss (gum and bone disease), reduced unwanted wear and chipping of teeth, improved speech, decreased risk of tooth loss and dental injuries
When should my child first see an Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child should get an orthodontic screening no later than the age of seven. The earlier this appointment is booked, the better the chances of avoiding surgery or other serious and costly corrections later in life. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early, rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed.
When is it too late for adults to have orthodontic treatment?
It’s never too late. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. In fact, advancements in orthodontics make treatment options less obvious and less painful. There has never been a better time for people in their 40s, 50s, and beyond to get started.
Are there any options to help hide the fact that I have braces?
The options that are available today to straighten teeth have far surpassed traditional metal braces – these options are discrete, quicker and more comfortable! From clear aligners to clear braces to braces that fit behind your teeth, the choice is your!
How much does treatment cost?
Depending on the treatment options, costs will vary. We’ll be sure to walk you through payment plans and options during your first complementary appointment so that you can make the best decision. Please keep in mind that treatment should be considered an investment that will provide you with infinite value so that you can LIVE, LAUGH, SMILE for a lifetime.
How do I know if I need treatment?
If your self-esteem is affected by your smile, a free consultation will reveal your options. A great smile is important in feeling confident and helping you put your best foot forward. Also, if you have a ‘bad bite’, visiting an orthodontist is imperative in order to reduce future dental and health issues. Advancements in orthodontics have made treatment increasingly convenient and affordable. You have so many options that are available to you that are more comfortable, easy to keep clean and less visible than in the past. New techniques and materials can extend the period between appointments, saving you time and expense.