For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic treatment. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will significantly improve the way you look and feel.
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven. Most children will not need orthodontic treatment at the age of seven, but it is ideal to have an evaluation to ensure all steps are taken to make future treatment as efficient as possible. For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment. Here are a few things to look for that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist:
Don't hesitate to contact McManus Orthodontics to schedule an appointment for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.
Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. The American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over 21. Many adults choose to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health and want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. Types of braces include:
Straight teeth are healthy teeth: Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing and may help prevent other health problems.
A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence: Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
Mouths left untreated can get worse: Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term health issues costing you more in the end.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please get in touch with our practice to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.