Early treatment / Preventive / Phase I / Interceptive Treatment (between ages 7 and 12)
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends an initial Orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7; the optimal time to correct specific bite problems and harmful habits with functional appliances if needed.
Phase II Treatment
Two specialized process combines tooth straightening and physical, facial changes, to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout life.
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve personal appearance and self-esteem. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints and TMJ symptoms.
Types of Braces
This is the most popular treatment option because of its effectiveness and efficiency. It's an excellent option for children and teens.
There is no need for elastics or steel ties. Self-ligating Braces achieve amazing results faster and with fewer office visits, shorter appointments. This technology is a more comfortable treatment option.
The Invisalign System straightens your teeth without wires and Braces, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.